Easy Easter Roast Lamb

For a simple yet show-stopping meal this Easter, why not try our recipe for an easy roast? Cook it in under 2 hours, add any number of sides from the Spinneys Deli, et voila!
Easy Roast Lamb
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Easy Roast Lamb
April 08, 2019
Level Easy
Preparation Time 30 minutes
Cooking Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves 6-8

PHOTO BY Aasiya Jagadeesh
RECIPE BY Mart Leisegang
FOOD STYLING BY Mart Leisegang


125ml olive oil
2tsp sumac
1 tsp smoked paprika
Juice of 1 lemon
2 organic garlic cloves
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
2 sprigs spinneysFOOD Rosemary
2 tbsp spinneysFOOD Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
2.4kg spinneysFOOD Australian Organic Leg of Lamb
2 heads organic garlic, halved
3 medium organic brown onions, quartered
spinneysFOOD Salt and Black Pepper to taste


  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C , gas mark 4

  • 2

    In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sumac, smoked paprika, lemon juice, crushed garlic, brown sugar, rosemary leaves and balsamic vinegar. Then season with salt and pepper

  • 3

    Using a small sharp knife, score the leg of lamb slightly

  • 4

    Place the lamb in a rimmed baking tray along with the garlic bulbs cut in half and the peeled, quartered onions. Drizzle the garlic and onion with olive oil and season with salt and pepper

  • 5

    Brush the leg of lamb generously with the oil mixture

  • 6

    Roast the lamb for about an hour, brushing with the oil mixture every 15 minutes

  • 7

    Test the internal temperature of the thickest part of the meat with a meat thermometer after an hour, the meat should be between 55-60°C for medium

  • 8

    Let the lamb rest for about 20 minutes before serving


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