Lamb roast recipe or Easter leg of lamb recipe

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    Ingredients for lamb roast:Lamb roast recipe or easter lamb recipe

    1,4 kg leg of lamb
    1 cinnamon stick
    2 tbsp. lemon zest

    a pinch of chili powder
    1 Spanish onion
    6 garlic cloves
    1 l milk

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    3 tbsp. olive oil
    salt and pepper
    2 tsp. curry powder

    Ingredients for the side dish orzo:
    500 g orzo
    1 garlic clove
    200 g goat cheese
    100 ml tomato purée


    Preparation of this recipe for lamb roast or Easter lamb:

    1. Season the leg of lamb (not necessarily deboned) with salt and pepper.


    2. Sear the leg of lamb from all sides in a oiled ovenproof pan until it is browned from all sides.


    3. Meanwhile preheat the oven on 220°C with heat from below and above clean garlic and onions. Then cut the onion into dices.

    4. Add onions and garlic cloves to the leg of lamb and everything another 2 minutes.

    5. Deglaze the roast with the milk, add cinnamon and chili powder and let everything simmer for a moment.

    6. Place the pan with the leg of lamb in the on 220°C preheated oven for about 30 minutes then for another 2 hours with 160°C.

    7. Afterwards wrap the roast in aluminum foil, take out the cinnamon and puree the the rest of the ingredients and juices you kept in the pan.

    How to prepare the Orzo:
    1. Boil the orzo until it is al dente.

    2. Fold in tomato purée, pressed garlic clove, cut into pieces goat cheese into the still warm orzo.


    8. Arrange slices of the lamb roast, orzo and gravy on warm plates.
    9. Enjoy your meal !


    Lamb roast recipe or easter lamb recipe

    This german lamb roast recipe can be served with:

    german light beer




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    4 Responses to “Lamb roast recipe or Easter leg of lamb recipe”

    1. Jenny says:

      In France, they prepare lamb in Eastern. In Quebec, we eat pork. It understand that in Germany, you eat Lamb? Right?

    2. A-Man says:

      Yes, in a lot of families in Germany lamb is prepared for Easter. Moreover there are several other meals that are traditionally prepared over easter in Germany.
      Interesting, that you have pork over Easter! Thank you for your feedback, Jenny!

    3. sweetlife says:

      great recipe, we love lamb..and I also enjoy the orzo with goat cheese!


    4. A-Man says:

      Thank you! The milk makes the lamb much more tender and juicy …

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