Ingredients

  • Leg of lamb weighing 2.5kg/5lb 8oz
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 bunch rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion, cut into quarters
  • 1 glass of red wine (about 150ml).
  • Stock of 1.2l beef and lamb

Method

  • STEP 1Use a sharp, pointed knife to make at least 30 incisions on the lamb’s leg.
  • STEP 2Peel and slice 4 cloves of 1 bulb garlic. Next, insert a slice of each clove into each incision. Next, grab 1 bunch of rosemary and pull off small sprigs to push into the incisions.
  • STEP 3Cover the lamb leg well with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. Before roasting, remove the lamb from the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • STEP 4Oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Brown the lamb’s leg on all sides.
  • STEP 5Place 2 carrots in a large roasting pan. Add 1 glass red wine, 1 cup beef stock or lamb stock and the rest of the garlic and rosemary. Then, place the browned lamb in the tray.
  • STEP 6Bake for approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Turn the lamb leg halfway through to ensure that each side is in the stock by the time it is done.