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Baked stuffed leg of lamb

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins


    250g kale,stalks removed
    4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    4 anchovies, finely chopped
    1 lemon, zested
    70g fresh breadcrumbs
    1˝ kg leg of lamb, part tunnel-boned, shank still attached (ask your butcher to do this for you)
    2 bunches rosemary
    1 bunch thyme
    500ml lamb or chicken stock
    2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil
    butchers' string to tie the lamb


    Cook the kale in boiling water until just wilted, then refresh in iced water. Drain and carefully squeeze the excess water from the kale, then roughly chop. Tip into a mixing bowl, stir in the garlic, anchovies, zest and breadcrumbs, and season (add lots of pepper).

    Pack the stuffing into the cavity of the lamb and tie with string – it doesn’t matter if it’s messy, just make sure the filling is secured. Can be prepared up to a day ahead and kept in the fridge.

    Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/ gas 5. Transfer to a deep roasting tin, then pour over the stock. Nestle the lamb on top, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast for 1 hr 20 mins for pink lamb, adding 10 mins if you want it cooked through and another 10 mins for well done. Rest for 20 mins, then carve into thick slices and serve.