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Here are some favourite lamb recipes from our staff and partners – enjoy!


Butterflied Leg of Lamb - Roasted or Barbequed

Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 30 – 40 minutes
Serves 6

1 boneless leg of NZ lamb
1 – 2 tablespoons mustard
3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon teriyaki marinade (or light soy sauce)
100ml olive oil
Sea salt and freshly milled pepper seasoning

Combine the mustard, garlic, paprika, teriyaki, olive oil and seasoning into a smooth paste.

Evenly rub the mixture over both sides of the butterflied leg, and allow to marinate for 2 – 3 hours in a cool place or cover and refrigerate overnight. Remember to remove from fridge 2 hours before cooking. Do not sear the lamb prior to cooking.

To Roast – Place the rubbed leg, cut side up, on a rack over a roasting tray. Fan bake in a pre-heated oven at 190°C for 15 minutes. Turn the lamb over and continue to roast for another 15 – 20 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Rest in a warm place for 10 – 15 minutes before carving.

To Barbeque – Lightly oil a preheated BBQ and grill the butterflied lamb over a slow steady heat, turning it several times and basting with any left-over marinade, for 30 – 40 minutes. Remove from direct heat and rest in a warm place for 10 – 15 minutes before carving.

Rack of Lamb with Crumb Crust

Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 20 minutes
Serves 2

1 rack of NZ Lamb
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon mustard
Salt & Pepper to taste

Combine parsley, thyme, garlic, olive oil and breadcrumbs. Season lamb on both sides with salt and pepper.

Sear meat side of the rack over a high heat until it is brown, approximately 5 minutes for medium rare. Remove from heat, paint the meat side with the mustard and press on the breadcrumb mixture.

Return to the heat and place the rack bone side down. If using a gas grill, reduce heat to medium. If using charcoal, place rack in cooler part of the grill. Grill for 10 – 15 minutes.

Just before serving, turn the rack so the breadcrumbs brown.

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