Butterfly Leg Of Lamb With Mint Glaze

3.8/5 rating (11 votes)
  • Serves: 6-8
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 2 hours aprox.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Butterfly Leg Of Lamb With Mint Glaze

One thing to remember about cooking a lamb roast is to not over-cook it. Lamb has such wonderful flavour on its own, so naturally tender, that it is bound to turn out well, as long as it is still a little pink inside


  • 1 x 2.5kg leg of British lamb, boned, opened and laid flat
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely crushed
  • 4 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
  • for the glaze
  • 5 tbsp mint jelly
  • 3 tbsp mint sauce
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper

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  • Pre heat the oven to 220C gas 7
  • Make 15-20 small incisions into the lamb with a sharp knife
  • Mix together the garlic, oil well with a little salt and pepper
  • Spread the oil over the lamb, then place in a baking tray on scrunched up foil
  • Pop in the oven and cook for 20 minutes to brown slightly, the reduce the heat to 180C gas 4. Cook for a further 40 minutes
  • Mix all the ingredients for the glaze well
  • Remove from the oven and spread over the glaze and return to the oven for 15-20 minutes, to glaze nicely
  • Once cooked and pink remove the lamb, cover with foil and leave to rest for 35-40 minutes
  • Carve and serve

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