This lamb roast is the perfect meal for a Sunday gathering.
It really checks all the boxes. It is so easy to make I dare call it failproof, it takes up to 10 min of prep time and only needs one pot! There is really nothing more that we could ask for.
Well, come to think of it I might, just migh, have one more thing that I like. It needs almost none babysitting. You put it in the oven and when the timer ticks it is almost ready, leaving you plenty of time to spend time with your family or your guests. Or both if you have family over!
If you don’t believe me, you can see just how easy it is to make on the video I uploaded on YouTube. Unfortunately, I only started filming me after I had already peeled the potatoes. Oh, well we all know how much time that takes. Right?
Tools you may need to make Lamb Roast
Roasting pan or Dutch oven
Should I marinate the meat?
You could definitely marinate your meat for a couple of hours or even overnight before cooking. Personally, I find that it cooks to perfections without it. If I can skip a step I almost always do! Also, who needs more dishes to clean?
Can I use both the front and the back leg of the lamb?
Yes! Both are suitable and will give you great results. There might be a difference in cooking times though so check a little bit more often.
I don’t care for Thyme. Can I use other herbs?
I am so glad that you asked! So many times we reject a recipe because we dislike just one or two of the aromatics used. You can really use any herbs or combination of herbs that you like. This will have an impact on the final taste. Of course there is no way for me to test every combination but I have tried it using spearmint and although it’s not my favorite I really liked it. Other herbs that I would try include oregano, sage and rosemary or a combination of these.
How can I make it LowFODMAPS?
This recipe is suitable for anyone following a LowFODMAPS diet, whether they are in the elimination or the re-introduction stage. However if you like bold flavors you could add whole cloves of garlic providing you don’t eat them. If you can tolerate fructans you can also add onions.
What can I serve it with?
I would highly suggest adding a green leafy salad and a cheese plater on the side. A bottle of wine would also accompany the dish perfectly. Red semi-sweet is my favorite!
- 1 leg of lamb 1,5 kilos (3 pounds)
- 5-6 medium potatoes
- 1 spring of fresh thyme
- 250 ml water (9 oz)
- 3 Tbns Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Wash your meat and place in a plate to dry.
- Peel and cut the potatoes. Add then the roasting pan (or Dutch oven) and sprinkle with salt, pepper and half of the olive oil. Stir using your hands.
- Season the meat and add it on top.
- Add thyme and water.
- Bake, covered, in a 180C (360F) pre-heated oven for an hour, at which point check for doneness. If it is cooked let it roast uncovered of about 5-10 more min until browned and crispy.
- Let it rest for 5-20 more minutes. Serve and enjoy!