Springtime Saddle of Lamb Recipe

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 Updated 09/01/2016

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Springtime Saddle of Lamb is a very tasty recipe ideal for an Easter-themed menu

You may be interested to try this suggested menu:

Starter - Leeks with Mustard Dressing
Main Course - Springtime Saddle of Lamb
Dessert - Toffee Apple Pudding

Ingredients

  • 6lb saddle of lamb
  • 1 1/2 pints red wine
  • 4 tablespoons sherry
  • 4 tablespoons brandy
  • 12 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 heaped tablespoons redcurrant jelly

  • for the marinade:
  • 1 carrot peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 onions peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 stalks of parsley
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 blade mace
  • 4 tablespoons malt vinegar
  • 1/4 pint water
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)

Method

  1. Put all the marinade ingredients into a pan and bring to the boil.
  2. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Cool.
  4. Add the sherry, brandy and red wine.
  5. Place the lamb into the marinade and leave overnight in the fridge.
  6. Remove the meat from the marinade; reserve the marinade.
  7. Make small incisions in the lamb and insert the rosemary sprigs.
  8. Place the lamb in the roasting tin.
  9. Pour olive oil over the lamb.
  10. Roast at 350 degrees F for about 2 1/2 hours.
  11. Bring the marinade to the boil and simmer until slightly thickened.
  12. Stir in the redcurrant jelly.
  13. Serve the lamb with the sauce.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 190 minutes

Yield: 4 portions


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