Old Fashioned Leg of Lamb

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  • Ready in: 3 hours
  • Serves: 6
  • Complexity: medium
Old Fashioned Leg of Lamb


  • 2kg leg of lamb
  • 8 whole cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 8 small fresh sprigs rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper


  1. Pre-heat wood fired oven to 200°C.

  2. Put lamb into roasting dish. With a sharp, narrow-bladed knife, make 8 random incisions in top of meat. Place a garlic clove and a sprig of rosemary into each hole. Rub entire leg with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Place into pre-heated wood fired oven and cook for 45 minutes per kilo (approx. 1 ½ hrs). Vegetables can be placed around lamb during cooking. Remove lamb from oven and cover with foil.

  3. Allow to rest for 15 minutes before carving.