Mediterranean Lamb

    Mediterranean Lamb

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    1hr25min


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    About this recipe: This one-dish meal is an easy Greek-style roast bursting with the fresh flavours of lemon and herbs.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 4 

    • 550g lean lamb leg steak
    • 300g onions, cut into quarters, or shallots, peeled but left whole
    • 500g small potatoes, scrubbed
    • 1 large lemon, cut into 8 wedges
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 12 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 6 sprigs each of fresh rosemary and thyme
    • Salt and black pepper
    • 200g cherry or plum tomatoes, halved
    • 1 tablespoon mint sauce

    Directions
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr5min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Heat the oven to 200°C. Trim any fat off the lamb, cut the meat into 2.5 cm (1 in) cubes and arrange them in a large roasting tin with the onions or shallots and potatoes, cut in half if large.
    2. Squeeze the juice from four of the lemon wedges, whisk it into the oil and drizzle it over the meat and vegetables. Tuck all eight lemon wedges, the garlic and half of the herbs into the dish and season to taste. Cover the tin tightly with foil and cook for 45 minutes.
    3. Remove the foil and the herbs and discard them, then increase the oven heat to 220°C. Add the tomatoes and remaining herbs and baste the meat and vegetables with the mint sauce. Roast for a further 15-20 minutes, uncovered, until the meat and vegetables are browned and tender.
    4. Divide the lamb and vegetables between four plates, spoon on any roasting juices and serve.

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