1kg lamb leg
6 cloves garlic, sliced into 4 slivers
150gm butter cut into slivers
1 tbsp. + ½ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 cup Harvey Fresh or freshly squeezed orange juice
2 Oranges peeled, pith removed and quartered
1 cup of date’s stone removed
3 Star Anise
2 Cinnamon Quills
1 cup Honey Coated Cashews roughly chopped
Using a paring knife, make small holes across the top of the lamb leg and slip in a sliver of garlic and butter. Place the leg into a roasting pan that just fits it and drizzle over 1 tbsp. of the olive oil and any left over butter, season generously with salt and pepper. Place into a 250° oven and roast until browned, approx. 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and reduce heat to 160°. Place the oranges, dates, star anise and cinnamon quills around the lamb, pour over the and orange juice and the extra ½ cup of olive oil. Add hot water to come 1/3 of the way up the lamb. Cover and place back into the oven to roast for 2 – 3 hours, basting occasionally, until the meat starts to separate from the bone. Finally place cashews on top to crust lamb for the last 10 minutes. Serve spooning thick liquid over top.
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