Roast lamb leg

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 8 people

  • 1 lamb leg (about 3.2kg)
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  • Herb marinade
  • 2 cups (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup (loosely packed) rosemary
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 1 anchovy fillet
  • Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
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  • Rainbow silverbeet
  • 3 bunches rainbow silverbeet (see note)
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) vegetable oil
  • 3 long red chillies, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 125 ml (½ cup) chicken stock
  • For drizzling: extra-virgin olive oil
01   For herb marinade, process ingredients in a food processor to a coarse paste. Add more olive oil if necessary.
02   Rub lamb with marinade then refrigerate to marinate (2 hours). Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180C. Transfer lamb to a roasting pan, roast until cooked medium (1 hour), cover with foil and rest in a warm place (20 minutes).
03   Meanwhile, for rainbow silverbeet, separate leaves and stalks. Coarsely tear leaves, set aside. Finely slice stalks. Heat vegetable oil in large saucepan over high heat, sauté stalks, chilli and garlic until just tender (2-3 minutes), add leaves and stock, cook until tender (3 minutes). Season to taste, transfer to serving dish, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Serve with sliced lamb.
Note Rainbow silverbeet is available from select greengrocers. If unavailable, substitute silverbeet.

This recipe is from the October 2010 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

Recipe:

ALEX KEARNS, GLEBE POINT DINER AND NEUTRAL BAY BAR , DINING

Photography:

WILLIAM MEPPEM

Styling:

EMMA KNOWLES

Drinking Suggestion:

2007 HEINRICH HARTL ST LAURENT CLASSIC. , suggested by JAKE SMYTH

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