Leg of lamb with thyme and mint

PUBLISHED: 13:23 05 April 2007 | UPDATED: 15:03 12 May 2010

Ingredients 1 leg of lamb, around 1.5 kg 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped 50g (2oz) pancetta (or thinly-sliced unsmoked streaky bacon) salt and pepper 1 tbsp unsalted butter 2 tbsp olive oil 8 fl oz (200ml) dry white wine M

Ingredients

1 leg of lamb, around 1.5 kg

2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

50g (2oz) pancetta (or thinly-sliced unsmoked streaky bacon)

salt and pepper

1 tbsp unsalted butter

2 tbsp olive oil

8 fl oz (200ml) dry white wine

Method

PRE-heat the oven to 180 deg C, 350 deg F, Gas Mark 4.

Chop the pancetta and herbs into small pieces.

Season with salt and pepper.

Make deep slits in the meat and push in the mixture; tie up with string if necessary.

In a roasting pan heat the butter and oil.

Add the lamb and transfer to the oven.

Roast until the outside is crisp and golden, about one-and-a-half-hours.

When cooked sufficiently, remove the lamb from the pan and keep warm.

Deglaze juices with the white wine and reduce slightly.

Carve the meat and arrange on hot plates; spoon over the sauce and serve immediately.

JUDY BROADWAY


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