Lamb provencal recipe

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This slow-cook leg or shoulder of lamb is very easy make for your Sunday lunch. Luscious ripe tomatoes are cooked down to form a delicious sauce

Easter roast lamb recipes: Lamb provencal
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  • healthy
Serves6–8
SkillEasy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time2 hours 20 mins
Total Time2 hours 40 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories254 Kcal13%
Fat16 g23%
Saturated Fat5 g25%

Lamb Provençal recipe is very easy make for your Sunday lunch - especially when Easter Sunday comes around and when you have the whole family gathered together for a delicious lunch. Luscious ripe tomatoes are cooked down to form a delicious sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Half a leg or shoulder of lamb, on the bone, part-boned or boned and rolled (about 1.25kg/2½lb)
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and cut into thinnish wedges
  • 2 large heads of fennel
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 400g (14oz) midi plum tomatoes
  • 100g (3½oz) kalamata olives, or your favourite olives
  • A few parsley leaves
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar

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Method

  1. Set the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Slice 1 garlic clove and insert slices into the skin of the lamb. Put the lamb in a roasting tin, or large casserole, with the onion wedges and thinnish slices of fennel (along with the trimmings to add flavour). Season well. Spoon the oil over the meat and vegetables. Roast for 1¼ hrs. Stir the vegetables around the meat a couple of times during cooking.
  2. After 1¼ hrs, add the whole tomatoes and the olives and cook for another 30-40 mins, until the meat and vegetables are tender and the tomatoes just beginning to split. Sprinkle with parsley leaves and the vinegar.
  3. Carve the meat for serving with the vegetables.
Top Tip for making Lamb provencal

Whichever cut of meat you want to use, calculate the cooking time for the meat at 30 mins per 500g (1lb), plus 30 mins.