Rustic Lamb Roast

This recipe has been a hit at my dinner parties each and every time. People like rustic food that just tastes good and this is one such recipe.

 

Rustic Lamb Roast
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1.5lb lamb leg, boneless
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 20 black olives
  • 3 springs of rosemary
Base of skillet (optional):
  • ¼ of celeriac (celery root), cut into thick slices
  • ½ sweet potato, cut into thick slices
  • 2 tbsp lard or ghee
How To Make
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F / 200C.
  2. Make a paste from rosemary, garlic and salt – use mortar and pestle or a grinder. If you have neither, just chop and mince them together.
  3. Depending on the cut you got, you might end up either:
  4. Spreading the rosemary paste on the leg of lamb, rolling it up and tying it with a string (the way I did with mine) so the paste is inside the roast, or
  5. Poking holes in the leg of lamb (I usually use a chop stick and my finger) and filling them up with the paste.
If using base vegetables (which I recommend as it’s a wonderful way to collect the juices of the roast and the fat)
  1. Place them at the bottom of the skillet with the ghee.
  2. Place roast on top of the vegetables, add olives and sprigs of rosemary to the skillet.
  3. Roast for 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the size of the meat. Use cooking thermometer to check, too.
  4. Let the roast “rest” for 10 to 15 minutes before carving and serving.
Notes
Modifications:

Paleo: Use duck fat, lard, tallow, red palm oil or coconut oil if sensitive to ghee.

AIP: Skip the ghee, use duck fat, lard, tallow, red palm oil or coconut oil instead.

Low-FODMAP: Omit garlic. Optional: Replace with garlic infused oil. Replace sweet potato with two large carrots.

Anti-Candida: Skip the sweet potato and use ½ celeriac instead of ¼.

Low-Histamine: Omit garlic and olives. Optional: Replace with garlic infused oil.
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