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Honey minted leg of lamb

Honey minted leg of lamb

https://www.coop.co.uk/recipes/honey-minted-leg-of-lamb

Serve with fresh seasonal greens for a beautiful dish that celebrates spring

  • Feeds 6Feeds 6
  • Ready in 2 hours 40 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    19%
    1595kj 381kcal
  • Fat
    Med 23%
    16.2g
  • Saturates
    Med 30%
    6g
  • Sugar
    Low 23%
    7.5g
  • Salt
    Low 23%
    0.29g

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 8g

Ingredients

  • 1 Co-op British leg of lamb (about 1.8kg)
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, leaves only
  • 2 tbsp Co-op clear honey
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 600g spring greens

Method

  1. Remove the lamb from the fridge 30 mins before you’re ready to cook it
  2. Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C /Gas 5
  3. Finely chop the mint leaves and put in a bowl with 2 tbsp boiling water
  4. Stir in the honey and vinegar, and set aside
  5. Mix the garlic with the rosemary and sunflower oil, then make 12 short, deep cuts in the skin of the lamb with a knife
  6. Press the garlic and rosemary mixture into the cuts, place the lamb in a roasting tin, and season with black pepper
  7. Roast for 1 hr 55 mins for pink meat, or 2 hrs 20 mins for well done, basting with the meat juices every 20-30 mins
  8. When cooked to your liking, remove from the oven, cover loosely with a piece of tin foil and leave to rest for 15 mins
  9. While the lamb is resting, cover the bottom of a pan with water and heat until simmering
  10. Add the spring greens, put the lid on and steam for 5 mins until just tender
  11. Carve the lamb, then serve with the spring greens, and the mint sauce spooned over

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