Roast Lamb With Herb Butter Recipe - With Wine Match

Lamb is a classic match for Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo or Sangiovese with the balanced tannins and cedary flavours of the wine perfectly matching this simple, easy roast.
Ingredients
1 LEG OF LAMB (WEIGHING BETWEEN 1KG AND 1.2KG)

SALT AND PEPPER

PEANUT OIL

100G BUTTER

18 SMALL POTATOES, BLANCHED IN HOT WATER FOR 2 MINUTES
12 CLOVES OF GARLIC, BLANCHED IN HOT WATER FOR 2 MINUTES

A HANDFUL OF FLATLEAF PARSELY, FINELY CHOPPED

1 TBSP OF FRESH MIXED HERBS SUCH AS PARSLEY, TARRAGON AND BASIL, FINELY CHOPPED

3 SPRIGS OF FRESH ROSEMARY, TO GARNISH

Recipe Method

1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.


2. Season the leg of lamb.


3.Heat 2 tbsp peanut oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and brown the lamb for 6-7 minutes. When it starts to turn golden, add the potatoes and garlic cloves.


4. When it is browned transfer the lamb, potatoes and garlic to a roasting tin and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.


5.After 7-8 minutes, add a knob of butter. Roast for 1 hour, turn the leg of lamb from time to time and basting it frequently until the end of cooking.Remove the potatoes before the end of cooking if they start to burn.


6. Take the leg of lamb out of the oven, place on a warmed serving platter and leave to rest for between 15-20 mins. Leave the oven on.


7. While the lamb is resting, make a herb butter. Take 90g of butter and slightly soften in the oven. Mix in the herbs.


8.For the gravy, add a small glass of cold water and a knob of butter to the roasting tin which is still hot. Over a medium heat reduce the liquid by half. Add a handful of finely chopped flat leaf parsley.


9. Just before serving, bake the lamb for a further 5 minutes in a very hot oven. Then put the herb butter on top of the lamb and bake for a further 3-5 minutes. Slice the lamb, garnish with rosemary sprigs and serve with the roasted potatoes and the roasted garlic.



Wine Match

As a match for our Roast Lamb With Herb Butter recipe we'd suggest going for a classic Lamb pairing, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo or Sangiovese.


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