Apricot & Nut-Stuffed Leg of Lamb

Apricot & Nut-Stuffed Leg of Lamb

INGREDIENTS

Leg of lamb, boned & rolled

2 tbs olive oil

STUFFING

2/3 cup (50g) fresh breadcrumbs

1/3 cup (50g) pine nuts, toasted

1/3 cup (50g) pistachios, lightly crushed

2/3 cup (100g) roughly chopped dried apricots

Finely grated zest of 1 lemon

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 tbs olive oil (optional)

 

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 180°C and bring the lamb to room temperature.

For the stuffing, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Lay the lamb out on a work surface and spread the stuffing all over it. Roll up lamb lengthways and tie securely with kitchen string.

Heat the oil in an ovenproof frypan or flameproof roasting pan over medium-high heat. Cook the lamb for 2-3 minutes each side until browned.

Transfer the pan to the oven and cook for 1 hour for medium. Remove the lamb from the oven, rest, loosely covered with foil in a warm place for 20 minutes. Carve and serve.

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