Easy Lamb Roast (Bone-In)
In Australia, lamb is a highly popular meat. Many people consider a leg of lamb with mint sauce or redcurrant jelly to be the ultimate roast. A leg of lamb has a robust flavor that pairs well with spices, herbs, and sauces. Whether diced, minced, or used in curries, tagines, or pies, lamb is versatile and delicious.
Prep Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 1.5 hours
Resting Time: 20 min
1 x Lamb roast (bone in preferable)
4 Cloves Garlic
- Salt and Pepper
Before you start:
We highly reccomend purchasing a digital meat thermometer, which is an essential tool for any cook.
It’s important to note that cooking times and temperatures will vary depending on the size and internal temperature of your meat, as well as the oven temperature.
Therefore, it’s recommended to use cooking times and temperatures as a guide, but invest in a digital thermometer to ensure that your roast is cooked to your desired level of doneness.
Choosing your lamb:
When selecting lamb, look for a deep pink color with dry, white fat.
Step 1: Prepare the Leg of Lamb
Ensure the leg of lamb is brought to room temperature before cooking.
Do not remove excess fat from the leg, as it adds flavor and helps keep the meat tender.
Step 2: Preheat the Oven
Preheat the oven to 190˚C-220˚C.
Step 3: Season the Lamb
Step 4: Roast the Lamb
Place the seasoned leg of lamb in a roasting pan or baking dish.
Roast the lamb in the preheated oven for the recommended cooking time, based on its weight (approximately 45 minutes per kilogram).
Step 5: Baste the Lamb
Step 6: Check the Doneness
Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the lamb.
The desired doneness for pink in the middle is around
- 55-59˚C for medium
- 60-66˚C for medium
- 67–74˚C for well done
Roast lamb should be served pink in the middle.
Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Step 7: Rest the Lamb
Once the lamb reaches the desired doneness, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 20 minutes under foil.
This allows the juices to redistribute and the meat to become tender.
Step 8: Carve and Serve
Carve the leg of lamb into slices or desired portions.
Serve the lamb with your favorite sides, such as roasted potatoes, vegetables, or mint sauce.
Enjoy the succulent and flavorful leg of lamb, cooked to perfection, with its tender texture and delicious taste.