Chefs - Carina Contini and Suzanne O'Connor
Ark of Taste Product - Native Shetland Lamb and Musselburgh Leek
Producer - Richard Briggs, Scottish Kitchen Garden
"We serve this as part of our Sunday roast with Seasonal vegetables from the garden - at the moment we have loads of beetroot & parsnips. Also Carroll's heritage Pink Fir potatoes with some Rape seed oil & Hebrides sea Salt roasted is perfect alongside this ....''
Carina and Suzanne
– Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4.
– Mix together the Unsalted local butter, mini capers, anchovies, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and garlic. Season with salt (check the capers haven’t added enough salt already to it) and pepper.
– Open out the boned leg of lamb on a work surface, fat side down. Spread the butter mixture over the meat, then lay the halved blanched and refreshed Mussleburgh leeks to run along the middle of the lamb.
– Roll the lamb back up and tie with string.
– Seal the lamb in a hot pan to start the colour and sealing of the joint and then Place the lamb in a roasting tin and roast for 30 – 45mins until cooked to your liking, basting from time to time- the Shetland lamb we use From Richard Briggs are very small yielding lambs so will take half the amount of time to cook compared to a normal size lamb.
– Remove the lamb from the oven and cover with a sheet of foil. Leave to rest for at least 15 minutes before carving.