Friday, June 9, 2017

Plum Glazed Leg of Lamb

It is winter here, and time for hearty, comforting recipes.  Accordingly, I thought it very fitting that this month's Red Tractor recipe is Plum Glazed Lamb. 

How delicious - a small leg of lamb is glazed with a spicy plum jam sauce, and coated with sesame seeds.  I roasted my lamb with potatoes and brussels sprouts, and also served it with boiled beans. 

If you fancy making this recipe, you will need:

470g plum jam
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon hot English mustard
1.5kg leg of lamb
3 garlic cloves (peeled and halved)
sprigs of rosemary
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon plain flour

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  In a bowl, mix together the sauces and jam til smooth and set aside.

Score the lamb with a knife and insert the garlic pieces into the cuts.  Line the base of a roasting pan with the rosemary, and put the lamb on top of them.

Pour the sauce over the meat and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Roast the lamb in the oven for an hour and a half or until cooked to your desired level of doneness.

Remove the lamb and rosemary from the roasting pan.  Add the flour to the sauce in the pan, and stir over the heat until the sauce thickens to make a gravy.

Carve the lamb and serve with the gravy and vegetables of your choice.


pamela (brooklynfarmgirl) said...

This dish looks so appetizing!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Ooh plum jam and sesame seeds. Sounds very nice indeed and a bit unusual too :D