Impress-your-guests Sunday lunch lamb

A brilliant Sunday lunch - and Banting to boot...
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Recipe from: 26 August 2015



  • 1/2
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 100
    capers, drained, roughly chopped
  • 1/2
    crushed chilli flakes
  • zest and juice of 2 fresh lemons
  • 1
    fennel seeds, toasted and crushed
  • Himalayan salt and black pepper
  • 1
    2kg leg of lamb, deboned, shank bone left in
  • 10
    garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3
    pimento peppers sliced, deseeded
  • 1
    orange, cut into halves or wedges
  • 1/2
    fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1
    Greek style yoghurt
  • 1/2
    red onion, chopped
  • Himalayan salt and black pepper



Preheat oven to 180ºC.

In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, capers, chilli flakes, lemon zest and juice, fennel seeds, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.

Stuff lamb with garlic cloves then place in a shallow dish. Pour over marinade and marinate for 1 hour. Place lamb and marinade in a baking dish, with pimento peppers and orange wedges. Cover with foil and roast for 1 hour, remove foil and roast for another half an hour or until cooked to your liking.

For the mint and yoghurt sauce

Mix together all ingredients; season well.

Remove lamb from oven. Allow to rest for 20 minutes.

Serves 6–8

Recipe reprinted with permission of Lose It!.
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