Easter Roast Lamb


Lamb is one of my favourite meats but I have to admit that we don’t eat it as often as we would like as the younger kids are not fans and it is quite expensive, so we have it as a treat every now and again.

The team at New Zealand Lamb invited us to try a new Easter recipe over the weekend and it was amazing.


A half shoulder or half leg of New Zealand lamb (thawed from frozen or chilled)
450g potatoes, roughly chopped
250g chantenay carrots
350g squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into chunks
2 red onions, peeled and cut into wedges
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic bulb, cloves separated but still in their skin
zest of 1 lemon
2 tsp fennel seeds
a few sprigs of rosemary
150ml white wine
1 tbsp warm water

Cooking method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas 6.
2. Blanch potatoes for 5 minutes.
3. Place the lamb in a large non-stick roasting tin, scatter around the carrots, squash, potatoes and red onions. Drizzle over the oil and season all well.
4. Add a small glass of wine and a splash of water.
5. Place the roasting tin in the oven for 10 minutes and then turn the oven down to 180°C.
6. After another 30 minutes add the garlic and rosemary sprigs to the pan and scatter the fennel seeds and lemon over the lamb.
7. Continue roasting until the vegetables are soft and beginning to caramelise and the lamb is cooked to your liking (approx 20-30 minutes more for medium).
8. Add a splash more wine or water to the pan if it is looking very dry. Once out of the oven cover with foil and rest for 15 minutes before carving.
9. Ready to serve.

Easter Lamb

I have to say that the meal was delicious although I did add some green vegetables to give it some colour and yorkshire puddings to encourage the kids to try it too.

For more information about New Zealand Lamb go to www.loveourlamb.co.uk

12 thoughts on “Easter Roast Lamb

  1. Grant Robson says:

    I love lamb but nobody else in my family eats it. I’d have to make this all for myself. Actually, I’m cool with that! 😀
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  2. Sarah says:

    Wow this looks so so yummy 🙂 I’m not usually a fan of lamb but this could persuade me xx
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  3. I love lamb. It is one of my favourites meats. I don’t eat it as much but when I do I really enjoy it a lot. Actually I had a delicious roasted meal today. 😉 xx
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  4. That does look delicious! I like lamb when it’s really good quality, although hubby isn’t as keen so we rarely have it xx
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  5. Kizzy says:

    I love lamb, we don’t have it often enough.
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  6. This is a delicious meal for a meat eater on Easter Sunday. My bezzie would adore this rack of lamb!
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  7. Kerry Norris says:

    We love lamb in our house. We’re actually planning on having lamb for our Easter roast tomorrow so we may give this recipe a go x

  8. Emma White says:

    I don’t like lamb but this does look and sound amazing

  9. I must admit I’m not a big fan of lamb, but my husband loves it! This does look delicious though, especially with the greens and yorkshire puddings 🙂
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  10. Marie says:

    We dont eat lamb, but you have just got me wanting yorkshire puds and gravy, we havent had them with our roasts for a while. Im putting it on the sunday menu. ☺ Happy Easter.
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  11. Jane Taylor says:

    How did you know that I needed to find a fantastic roast lamb recipe today. I’m off to the butchers today and you have saved me lots of ‘googling recipe’ time! Cheers. I’m starving now…

  12. That sounds delicious, we don’t eat lamb much either, I’m not really sure why, as we all love it!
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