Pesto Lamb Roast

by

Tenina Holder

POSTED March 11, 2021 (LAST UPDATED October 11, 2021)

Serves

4

Total Time

1hrs 42mins

Calories

620

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    INGREDIENTS


  • Lemon icon
    Lemon

    1 (about 58 g)juice of, zest of

  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil

    as needed

  • Water icon
    Water

    1 L (about 4 ¼ cups)

  • Lamb leg icon
    Lamb leg

    772 g (about ⅓)

  • Mixed peppercorns icon
    Mixed peppercorns

    as needed

  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove

    5 (about 30 g)

  • Mint leaves icon
    Mint leaves

    as needed

  • Fresh rosemary icon
    Fresh rosemary

    3 sprigs

  • Arugula icon
    Arugula

    as needed

  • Pistachios icon
    Pistachios

    100 g (about ¾ cup)

  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Cherry tomatoes icon
    Cherry tomatoes

    250 g (about 16 ⅔)

  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil

    20 g (about 1 ½ tablespoons)

  • Balsamic vinegar icon
    Balsamic vinegar

    20 g (about 1 ¼ tablespoons)

  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper

    1 pinch

  • Rosemary icon
    Rosemary

    as needed

    METHOD


  • 1. Pre-heat oven - 220°C
  • 2. Drizzle a clean baking sheet with extra virgin olive oil
  • 3. Add water to the TM5 bowl
  • 4. Line the varoma dish with parchment paper
  • 5. Add lamb leg to the varoma dish
  • 6. Season
  • 7. Arrange
  • 8. Steam TM5 bowl - approx 25 min, Varoma, speed 4
  • 9. Drain
  • 10. Transfer lamb to baking sheet
  • 11. Bake - 30 min, 220°C
  • 12. Add mixed peppercorns, lemon, garlic clove, mint leaves and fresh rosemary to the TM5 bowl
  • 13. Blitz - approx 8 sec, speed 8
  • 14. Then add arugula, pistachios and sea salt to the TM5 bowl
  • 15. Blend - approx 5 sec, speed 8
  • 16. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  • 17. Pour extra virgin olive oil into the TM5 bowl while machine is running
  • 18. Mix - speed 3
  • 19. Transfer Pesto to lamb
  • 20. Bake until fragrant - 10 min, 220°C
  • 21. Let rest onto work surface - 20 min
  • 22. Add cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and black pepper to a clean baking sheet
  • 23. Bake - 7 min, 220°C
  • 24. Serve with arugula, rosemary and mint leaves

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