GF Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb

Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb

Easter Sunday will soon be upon us and traditionally Lamb is the meat served for the big Sunday roast. Well that is exactly what I am going to give you here today, albeit with a few tweaks to ensure you have the very best Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb Leg as your table centre piece.

GF Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb
Perfect for your Easter Sunday table – Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb

To ensure a great roast I turned to my favourite Organic meat supplier Graig Farm Organics.

I have been buying meat from this Welsh organic farm for almost three years. The quality of the meat is consistenly excellent. Graig Farm is a place where animals are reared using traditional methods and looked after with care and respect.

Graig Farm meat is a reflection of the time and care that has been put into raising the animals. It is always utterly delicious, full of flavour and cooked properly, the best meat I have ever tasted!

My wonderful friend had given me a jar of homemade Redcurrant Jelly and I thought it would work perfectly as a glaze on this Roast Lamb. Trust me if you enjoy a glazed Ham at Christmas, you will love this Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb!

British Bakeware have recently added this Oval Roaster with lid to their fantastic range of British manufactured bakeware. This seemed the perfect vessel for cooking the Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb in. As you will see, it was the perfect size.

GF Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb
The Oval Roaster – perfect for this recipe.

British organic meat roasted in a British manufactured roaster!

Recipe: Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb serves 6 generously

2kg/4.5lb Leg of Lamb – trimmed and tied

1 Onion

Few Sprigs of Rosemary

3tbsp Redcurrant Jelly

Sea Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper

Method: Preheat oven to 150C/135C fan, gas mark 1-2

  • Take the lamb out of the fridge 1 hour before cooking.
  • Remove all packaging and pat dry with kitchen towel
  • Place the lamb in in a roasting tin that is just big enough.
GF Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb
This roasting tin is a perfect fit for the leg of lamb.
  • Make incisions through the skin of the lamb with a sharp knife.
  • Poke small sprigs of rosemary into these holes.
  • Sprinkle over sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
GF Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb
The Rosemary imparts such beautiful flavour to the lamb.
  • Cut up one onion and place it in and under the leg of lamb.
  • Place a lid on the roasting tin, or cover with foil, ensuring the foil doesn’t touch the lamb.
  • Place in a preheated oven and cook for 4 1/2 hours.
GF Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb
Baste the leg of lamb a couple of times during it’s cooking period.
  • After the cooking time has elapsed remove the roasting tin from the oven.
  • Increase the oven temperature to 200C/185C fan, gas mark 6.
  • Remove the lid/foil from the roasting pan and spoon the Redcurrant jelly all over the roast lamb.
GF Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb
Spoon the Redcurrant Jelly over the Roast Lamb.
  • Leave the lid/foil off and place the roasting tin back into the lowest part of the oven. This will free up the top for crunchy roast potatoes!
  • Roast the lamb for a further 20-30 minutes, until the glaze has become deliciously dark and sticky.
  • Once cooked remove the roasting tin from the oven.
  • Remove the Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb from the tin, set on a platter, cover in foil and leave to rest for 30-40 minutes – plenty of time to finish cooking the crunchy roast potatoes and other vegetables.
  • Before serving remove any string.
  • I served our delicious lamb on a platter surrounded by delicious, golden roast potatoes, with a side dish of freshly steamed vegetables.

There is nothing that says celebration to me more,  than a beautiful roast, on a platter, in the centre of the table.

As Christians on Easter Sunday we remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ, from the dead. He offers new life to all who seek Him see Important StuffThat, most certainly, is worthy of a celebration.

GF Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb
Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb the perfect roast to celebrate with.

Spring as a season heralds the beginning of new life, see Spring has sprung.

Winter has passed and as blossom appears on the trees and birds build nests for their eggs, let’s take a moment to consider what a wonderful and beautiful world we live in.

Do you celebrate Easter?

If you have enjoyed this Redcurrant Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb, you may like to try these:

Hot Cross Buns 

BN Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns

Roast Chicken Noodle Soup

GF Roast Chicken Noodle Soup
Roast Chicken Noodle Soup

Leek Colcannon

GF Leek Colcannon
Leek Colcannon a fantastic alternative to roast potatoes.

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At time of publishing Graig Farm currently have 10% off their Organic Leg of Lamb.

 

 

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Hi, I'm Sammie, a young 40 something girl who loves life, Jesus, her family, cooking, gardening and photography. I have a passion for sharing and encouraging others to share. My way is to show love through food whilst having fun. Hence Feasting Is Fun!!

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