Pesto Lamb Roast

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 10mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    620
based on 1 ratings

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Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/pesto-roast-lamb

recipe updated Jul 9, 2020

Ingredients

  • Lemon icon
    Lemon
    1 (about 58 g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    as needed
  • Water icon
    Water
    1 L (about 1 kg)
  • Lamb leg icon
    Lamb leg
    771.8 g (about ⅓)
  • Mixed peppercorns icon
    Mixed peppercorns
    as needed
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    5 (about 30 g)
  • Mint icon
    Mint
    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
    1 pinch (about 0.41 g)
  • Cherry tomatoes icon
    Cherry tomatoes
    250 g (about 16 ⅔)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    20 g (about 1 ½ tbsp)
  • Balsamic vinegar icon
    Balsamic vinegar
    20 g (about 1 ¼ tbsp)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    1 pinch (about 0.13 g)
  • Rosemary icon
    Rosemary
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Varoma dish
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"

Step preview

  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 and fresh rosemary to the TM5 bowl
  13. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  14. Blitz - approx 8 sec, speed 8
  15. Then add arugula, pistachios and sea salt to the TM5 bowl
  16. Blend - approx 5 sec, speed 8
  17. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  18. Pour extra virgin olive oil into the TM5 bowl while machine is running
  19. Mix - speed 3
  20. Transfer Pesto to lamb
  21. Cook until fragrant - 10 min, 220°C
  22. Let rest onto work surface - 20 min
  23. Add cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and black pepper to a clean baking sheet
  24. Cook - 7 min, 220°C
  25. Serve with arugula, rosemary and mint
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