Greek Roast Lamb

Recipe by Lou van
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 240C/fan 220C/gas 9.
  • Pound the garlic, half the oregano, lemon zest and a pinch of salt in a pestle and mortar, then add the lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Stab the lamb all over with a sharp knife, then push as much of the herb paste as you can into the holes.
  • Tip the potatoes into a large roasting tin, then toss in the remaining olive oil and any remaining herb paste.
  • Nestle the lamb amongst the potatoes, roast for 20 mins, then reduce the temperature to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
  • Roast for 1 hr 15 mins for medium-rare, adding another 15 mins if you prefer your lamb medium.
  • Baste the lamb once or twice with the juices and toss the potatoes. When the lamb is done to your liking, remove from the tin and let it rest.
  • Throw the rest of the oregano in with the potatoes, scoop from the tin and keep warm.
  • Place the roasting tin over a medium flame, add the canned tomatoes and olives to the pan juices, then simmer for a few minutes Serve the lamb with the potatoes and sauce and a simple salad.
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