Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe with Caper Butter and Mint Sauce

Best lamb recipes for Easter

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Enjoy the taste of spring this Easter with our showstopping centrepieces. We have expert tips for cooking the perfect roast leg of lamb, along with clever twists including apricot stuffing, ras el hanout spice marinade and pomegranate glaze with balsamic onions

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Looking for roast lamb recipes? Want to make a lamb shank? Try our best lamb recipes here…

Serving lamb as part of a Sunday roast? We have plenty of ideas for roast lamb, including roast anchovy butter lamb with boulangere potatoes, rosemary and apricot-stuffed leg of lamb. We have tips for how to prepare lamb, which roasting tin to use and how to get juicy lamb.

If you’re looking for alternative roast recipes for Easter Sunday, check out our best ever roast recipes here.

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Ingredients

  • Choose leg of lamb, lamb shank or lamb shoulder for our roasts

Lamb with soft herb salad and mint sauce dressing

Make the most of left-over lamb by serving with a fresh mint dressing in a zingy summer salad.

A white platter with green leaves and slices of pink lamb


How to cook the perfect roast leg of lamb

Roast lamb is a classic Easter Sunday favourite – here’s how to get it juicy and pink on the inside, and beautifully crisp on the outside.

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe with Caper Butter and Mint Sauce

Herb-stuffed rolled lamb breast

Roll this great-value cut of lamb with mustard and herbs then bake until soft and tender so it falls apart into the white wine onion gravy.

Rolled Lamb Breast Recipe Stuffed with Herbs


Slow roast leg of lamb

Our rosemary and apricot-stuffed leg of lamb is really delicious and worth a little effort for the perfect Sunday lunch. Learn how to stuff your own leg of lamb with our simple step-by-step guide and serve with some roasties, greens and lots of gravy!

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe With Rosemary and Apricot Stuffing

Slow-roasted lamb with wild oregano

Impress friends and family at your next gathering with this succulent and comforting slow-roasted lamb recipe with wild oregano.

Slow-Roasted Lamb Recipe with Wild Oregano

Roast lamb with anchovy butter and boulangere new potatoes

This spring lamb recipe is one of our favourite show-stoppers. The richness of the boulangère potatoes works wonders with the anchovy buttered lamb. Perfect for an easy weekend slow cook.

Roast anchovy butter lamb with boulangère new potatoes

Leg of lamb with pomegranate and balsamic onions

Give classic roast lamb a clever makeover. The sweetness of the roasted onions is offset by a good splash of balsamic vinegar, and pomegranate molasses is used with a touch of harissa as a glaze for the lamb.

leg of lamb with pomegranate and balsamic onions

Slow-roast leg of lamb with mint labneh

Mechoui lamb is traditionally roasted in a pit for hours to give meltingly tender meat. Long, slow cooking in a low oven replicates this. Try using a slow cooker to make this recipe.

Slow-roast mechoui lamb leg with mint labneh

Ras el hanout spiced leg of lamb with aubergine pilaf

Check out our lamb roast with aromatic ras el hanout and an easy spiced aubergine pilaf. A spicy alternative to a traditional roast, lamb is perfect for soaking up Middle Eastern flavours.

Ras El Hanout Lamb Recipe with Aubergine Pilaf

Lamb kleftiko

Check out these easy slow cooked lamb shanks with waxy potatoes. Kleftiko is a Greek dish of lamb and potatoes slow cooked with white wine, lemon and oregano. Serve with bread for mopping up juices, and a green salad dressed with red wine vinegar and olive oil.

Lamb Kleftiko Recipe

Slow-cooked lamb and autumn veg one pot

Check out our easy slow-cooked lamb with crunchy autumnal veg. This hearty one-pot is lovely served with cooked grains such as pearl barley or spelt.

Easy Lamb Hotpot Recipe with Autumn Vegetables

Roast lamb rump with flageolet and spring veg ragout

Check out our succulent lamb rump recipe with soft and tender flageolet beans and an easy aromatic sauce vierge. Make this easy lamb recipe for a dinner party.

Lamb with Flageolet Beans Recipe served in a white and grey bowl and a glass of red wine

Lamb shank rogan josh

Looking for a lamb shank rogan josh recipe? Using lamb shanks means this lamb recipe is tender and full of flavour. No need for a takeaway when you can devour these straight from the oven! Or simply freeze in portions for a warming and aromatic midweek meal.

Lamb shank rogan josh

Summer roast lamb with tomato and caper marinade

Try our recipe for seasonal roast lamb with a fresh tomato and caper marinade. This roast lamb recipe using leg of lamb is a great alternative for Easter Sunday if you're looking for something lighter.

Summer Roast Lamb Recipe With Tomato and Caper Marinade

Barbacoa lamb carnitas

Our gluten free, slow-cooked lamb tortillas are great for a feast between family and friends, especially over the Easter period. Serve with our homemade salsa and guacamole dips plus a variety of toppings so everyone can get stuck in and make their own. Here are our favourite crowdpleaser recipes to create the ultimate feast.

Barbacoa lamb carnitas

Pulled lamb with plum-sriracha

Looking for a lamb recipe to serve on Easter Sunday? Check out our pulled lamb recipe with a sweet plum-sriracha marinade. This lamb is slow cooked for six hours for the ultimate melt in the mouth meat, serve in the middle of the table for perfect sharing food.

Pulled Lamb Shoulder Recipe with Plums

Three-hour shoulder of lamb

Looking to cook a lamb shoulder? Try this three-hour meltingly tender shoulder of lamb which is perfect for a Sunday roast lunch and is zinged up with a dash of fresh coriander and mint.

Three-hour shoulder of lamb

Slow-cooked shoulder of spring lamb, peas, broad beans and mint

This recipe for slow-cooked shoulder of spring lamb, peas, broad beans and mint comes from Noble Rot and is great for an easy but impressive dinner party main. Try making it for an easy Easter Sunday lunch.

Slow-cooked shoulder of spring lamb, peas, broad beans and mint

Got lamb leftover? Use it to make a lamb curry...

Lamb and tomato curry with mint yogurt

This lamb and tomato curry with mint yogurt takes a while but is really easy to make. Serve with some naan breads and a generous portion of rice on the side.

Lamb and tomato curry with mint yogurt

Mini lamb hotpots

Want a classic hotpot recipe? Make a batch of these mini lamb hotpots and freeze them for later. They're easy to make and great for an Easter feast.

Mini lamb hotpots
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