5 exceptional roast lamb recipes

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5 exceptional roast lamb recipes

Roast lamb is always a treat, but there is something special about having it at Christmas. It’s steeped in nostalgia and always a hit on a festive menu. Plus, there are many delicious ways to make an epic roast! To help you pick the best roast lamb for your menu, we’ve rounded up 5 of our favourite recipes.

1. Herb-crusted lamb rack

Trust Mogau Seshoene, a.k.a. The Lazy Makoti, to come up with an impressive recipe that requires minimal effort. This herb-crusted lamb is super-easy to make, and features a game-changing potato salad on the side. You can also serve it with crispy roast potatoes.

Herb-crusted lamb rack

Find the recipe for herb-crusted lamb rack here.

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2. Harissa yoghurt slow-roasted lamb shoulder

Lamb shoulder is a budget-friendly cut that is just as delicious as any other cut. Hannah Lewry’s slow-roasted lamb shoulder is bursting with flavour, plus it’s a good make-ahead recipe. She roasts the lamb with butternut, pumpkin and sweet potato, and shares a great recipe to make with any leftovers.

Harissa yoghurt slow-roasted lamb shoulder

Find the recipe for harissa yoghurt slow-roasted lamb shoulder here.

3. Herb-marinated roast lamb

This recipe by Clement Pedro makes a case for how simple flavours can have a big impact. He also shares a showstopping garnish that will make your roast lamb look more festive.

Herb-marinated roast lamb

Find the recipe for herb-marinated roast lamb here.

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4. Lamb shank roast

If you’re doing a solo Christmas or just need a small serving for your table, Khanya Mzongwana has you covered. This lamb shank roast may be small, but it’s full of flavour. Serve it up with crispy roast potatoes, carrots and greens.

Lamb shank roast

Find the recipe for lamb shank roast here.

5. Buttermilk-marinated lamb

You can’t go wrong with a tried-and-tested family recipe. Hannah Lewry grew up with this recipe and is always in awe of how flavourful it is. Plus, she shares how to make it on the braai, in case loadshedding strikes!

Buttermilk-marinated lamb

Find the recipe for buttermilk-marinated lamb here.

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