How to cook a Leg of Lamb

How to cook a Leg of Lamb
   Serves: 8 | Prep time: | Cooking time: 223 Calories & 12g fat per serving.
  • 2kg Leg of lamb
  • 2 Bulbs of garlic
  • 6 Sprigs of rosemary
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


You can’t beat the taste of oven roasted lamb. Here’s my recipe on how to cook a leg of lamb with the bone in. Including timings for rare and well done.

  1. Remove the lamb from the fridge for at least an hour, to bring it up to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180c.
  3. Roughly chop the garlic cloves and rosemary and mix into the oil with some seasoning.
  4. Place the lamb into an oven dish and score the top 5-6 times with a sharp knife.
  5. Rub the garlic and rosemary mix into the incisions. Rub any extra over the top of the joint.
  6. Place into the oven and cook for 15 minutes per 500g, plus an extra 15 minutes.  For well done, increase to 20 minutes per 500g, plus 20 minutes.
  7. Baste regularly with the lamb juices then remove from the oven when cooked.
  8. Cover with foil and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  9. Then carve and serve straight away.

TIP! For great flavour, use some of the lamb juices to roast your potatoes in.

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