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Thyme & Garlic Roast Leg Of Lamb With Mint Sauce

Cuisine: Australian   Serves: 4 - 6

Preparation: 30 Mins   Cooking: 1 Hr 30 Mins

Ingredients

  • 1.5 - 1.8 kg Leg Of Lamb
  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic, Sliced
  • 6 Sprigs Thyme
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

Mint Sauce

  • 1 Bunch Mint
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbls Hot Water
  • 3 Tbls White Wine Vinegar
  • Sea Salt

Method

  1. Remove the Leg of Lamb from the fridge one hour prior to cooking & preheat the oven (or BBQ with a hood) to 200°C
  2. With a small sharp knife make 8-10 small incisions in the leg of lamb, in each of these place a slice of garlic and a piece of thyme.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the leg and season with sea salt & black pepper.
  4. Place on a rack in a baking tray & cook in the oven for approximately 1 hour & 30 minutes, once cooked remove from the oven and loosely cover with foil, allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.
  5. Serve with roasted vegetables, steamed greens & home made mint sauce.
  6. For the Mint Sauce, wash the bunch of mint and pick the leaves.
  7. Finely chop the mint & place in a small bowl, mix in the sugar, pinch of salt, hot water & the vinegar.