Roast Lamb with Olive Sauce

Roast Lamb with Olive Sauce

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A Roast Fit for Cersei Lambister: Roast Lamb with Olive Sauce

The only meal fitting a Queen of Westeros.

Serves: 6
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes

1 leg of lamb
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 rosemary twig
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 bunches asparagus, blanched
6 yellow quash, steamed
4 large potatoes, roasted
Mint and parsley, to garnish
Salt and pepper, to season

Olive sauce:
1 cup mixed pitted olives
2 coves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp anchovy fillets, chopped
100ml extra virgin olive oil
100ml cream
1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
1 tbsp flatleaf parsley, chopped
1 lemon, juiced

Preheat oven to 200°C. Spike lamb approx. 20 times to depth of 3mm each and insert a slice of garlic and sprig of rosemary in each opening. Rub with 1 tbsp of oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place on a roasting rack and cook for 20 minutes before reducing heat to 170°C and cooking for a further 30 minutes.
For the sauce, gently fry olives for 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant. Add garlic, anchovy and capers and fry for further 1-2 minutes. Add the cream and remove from heat, stirring well. Add the chopped herbs and lemon juice.
Serve lamb with vegetables and top with olive sauce.

Make sure to take the lamb leg out of the fridge about 15 minutes before cooking and pop it in a roasting dish close in size to your cut. It's important the lamb is at room temperature before cooking.
Always take larger roasts out of the oven just short of their doneness goal – they continue to cook as they rest
A good test of doneness is to gently prod or squeeze the roast with tongs. Rare is soft when pressed, medium is springy and well done is very firm