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Roast leg of lamb with cranberry and redcurrant gravy

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Roast leg of lamb with cranberry and redcurrant gravy


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas 5. Lift the lamb into a large roasting tin and drizzle or brush with half the olive oil. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and roast for 1 hour, basting occasionally.
  2. Beat together 2tbsp  Cranberry and Redcurrant Jelly and the soy sauce until smooth.
  3. Remove the roasting tin from the oven and spread the lamb with the cranberry mixture. Add the squash and courgettes to the tin and drizzle the remaining oil over the vegetables.
  4. Roast for 15 minutes. Tuck the tomato quarters amongst the squash and courgettes and roast for a further 15 minutes or until the lamb is cooked to your liking. 
  5. Transfer the joint to a carving plate and the vegetables to a serving dish. Keep both warm while you prepare the gravy. Pour off any excess fat from the roasting tin and place the tin on the hob. Add the port and cook for 1 minute, scraping the bottom of the tin to incorporate any juices.
  6. Stir in the remaining redcurrant and cranberry sauce and heat until it dissolves. Mix the flour with a little of the stock until smooth, pour into the tin with the remaining stock and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Pour into a warmed gravy boat and serve with the carved lamb and vegetables.

Recipe from Ocean Spray.

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If you like your meat very pink or well done, just adjust the times in the recipe accordingly


1.8kg (4lb) part-boned leg of lamb
4tbsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6tbsp Cranberry and Redcurrant Jelly
1tbsp soy sauce
1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2.5cm /1in chunks
6 plum tomatoes, quartered
3 courgettes, chopped or sliced
50ml (2fl oz) port
1tbsp flour
425ml (3/4pt) lamb or beef stock


Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition: n/a