Sunday, 24 May 2015

Sunday Roast ~Leg of Lamb

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Sunday Roast; Leg of lamb and potatoes

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This is my mums version of a Sunday Roast. It is just a few ingredients and absolutely perfect. No one has ever left having eaten this and not asked for the recipe! It wholesome hearty comfort food at its best. The potatoes will get nice and golden brown, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. My favourite part are the onions, I generally add an extra one for myself. The tomatoes add to the gravy and keep the potatoes moist.

3 kg/7lb leg of lamb
In a large roasting pan keep stirring till it turns into a paste
3 tbsp English Mustard powder
7 tbsp  Vinegar
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
Freshly cracked black pepper

Pierce the piece of meat all over and place inside the pan. Turn all around to try and marinade all sides of the Leg of Lamb.

Peel 4 large potatoes and cut them into big chunks of 4 each
Toss them lightly in a tbsp. of oil and sprinkle additional salt over it.

Thickly slice 4 onions
Cut 4 tomatoes into 4 wedges each.
Place all around and pour 4 cups water.

Now in a preheated oven of 400F/205C place the meat in the roasting pan for 45 minutes. Turn, baste and put it back in for another 45 minutes to brown on the other side. Turn again. Add more water if needed at least another 1 cup.
Turn the heat low to 350F/175C degrees, cover tightly with a foil all over, and place back into the oven for another one hour. Check yet again and keep cooking till it is tender enough to easily fall of the bone. Keep it covered so the potatoes and vegetables do not get burnt. The whole process takes approximately 4 hours.
Once done, remove and let it rest for 10 minutes before trying to slice the roast.
The gravy will be thick and golden brown and meat can be sliced and put back into the roasting pan dunked into the gravy or kept aside; as your family prefers.

For a choice of Sunday Roast try it Tandoori Style ?

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31st July 2018
Tanya M
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