This roast boneless leg of lamb on a bed of mint is easy to prepare and makes a delicious main for a festive meal or Sunday roast. Gently minty, it let’s the lamb flavors shine.
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While I wasn’t brought up with the tradition of a Sunday roast, it is one I enjoy. Sometimes we make a roast at home and roast lamb is a favorite. While I sometimes make different flavors, relatively simply like this roast boneless leg of lamb on a bed of mint is a delicious way to enjoy it. You get all the fantastic lamb flavors with just a hint of mint coming through.
While I used a boneless leg of lamb joint, you could also use a bone-in piece of lamb, the principle works the same. Boneless is just that but easier to carve. It’s the perfect centerpiece to a meal, whether that’s your regular Sunday roast with the family or an Easter gathering.
I’ve made roast lamb with garlic and rosemary studded in it for many years now, and it’s a definite favorite. Last time we had a lamb leg joint I also happened to have some leftover mint. I debated making mint sauce, which is a common condiment in the UK for lamb, but I’ve actually never made it and many versions I looked at seemed too vinegary for my taste.
I decided to try something else which is where this roast boneless leg of lamb variation came from.
How to make this roast boneless leg of lamb
This is really easy to prepare as all you do is make incisions into the lamb, press in pieces of garlic then sit the lamb on some stems of mint. Sprinkle over some salt and olive oil then you let the oven get on with it.
The exact cooking time varies depending on how well done you want the meat – I tend to go for fairly rare/medium rare but it’s very much a personal preference. Whatever you decide, you’ll enjoy the delicious flavor of the roast lamb with a lovely hint of mint in the background.
This roast boneless leg of lamb is an easy but impressive main that’s perfect for a festive meal or Sunday dinner. Pair it with your favorite sides, such as some roast potatoes and other vegetables as we did here. Gently minty, with all that delicious lamb flavor, it’s a wonderful roast.
Try these other tasty lamb recipes:
- One pot braised lamb shoulder chops with vegetables
- Lamb pilaf (great for leftovers!)
- Lamb kofte (ground meat kebabs)
- Kofte-style lamb meatballs in a tomato pepper sauce
- Plus get more mains recipes in the archives.
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