Slow Roasted Paper Wrapped Leg of Lamb from Olive Magazine April

Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs

From Easter menu by Maria Ellis to be served with braised butter beans and tomatoes time does not include marinating overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim excess fat from the lamb and put the leg ontio 2 large sheets of baking paper. Make incisions all over the with a small sharp knife and push in the garlic slices.
  2. Mix the 50ml olive oil with lemon juice and drizzle over the lamb and season with sea salt. Rub with remaining herbs and spices.
  3. Cover with another piece of paper and fold the bottom pieces over the top pieces to form a tight parcel. Secure with string. Marinate in the fridge overnight or for at least 1 hour.
  4. Remove from fridge and allow to come to room temperature, preheat oven to gas mark 3.
  5. Place lamb in roasting tin with end of the leg slightly elevated to stop any juices escaping, bake for 3 hours.
  6. Remove from over and rest for 30 minutes before carving serving with cooking juices.
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Made this for Easter dinner - my DH was very s c e