The taste of Easter in the United Kingdom.
Lamb is the traditional thing to cook for Easter in many, many countries and choosing the perfect recipe for the occasion was not an easy task. After much debate, we went back to the basics and opted to make Roasted leg of lamb.
This is a very easy recipe to prepare, which will only require some time to properly cook. A few shallow cuts on the surface of the lamb, a simple marinade with lemon and Dijon and the leg of lamb is ready to go into the oven.
Depending on how you like your meat, you will cook your leg of lamb at 325 °F, as follows:
* approximately 20 min/ lb for medium-rare lamb.
* approximately 25 min/ lb for medium doneness.
* approximately 30 min/ lb for well done lamb.
Taking example from the way United Kingdom serves roasted lamb, we paired our meat with a tangy mint sauce, which adds a new freshness to this heavier meat.
In case you're wondering: mint sauce and mint jelly are not the same thing.
Mint sauce is less sweet and more acidic than mint jelly.
You can easily prepare it at home by chopping some fresh mint, letting it infuse into a small amount of boiling water and adding a bit of sugar and a bit of vinegar to it. Yum!
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