Thyme roasted lamb

Thyme roasted lamb

  • serves 6
  • A little effort

This thyme roasted lamb recipe marinates lamb rumps in garlic, thyme and olive oil to give lots of flavour. Serve the meat pink as part of a traditional roast or with a potato gratin and fresh green salad.



  • lamb rumps 3, fat scored
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • thyme sprigs 5, leaves stripped from 2
  • olive oil a drizzle


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Rub the lamb all over with the crushed garlic, thyme leaves and a drizzle of oil. Marinate for an hour.

  • Step 2

    Heat a little more oil in a heavy-based roasting tin, season the lamb well, then brown for 5 minutes on each side. Sit a fresh thyme sprig on each rump and roast in the oven for 35 minutes. Rest for 10 minutes, then carve and serve with a potato gratin and green salad.