RECIPE:Saddle of Lamb Roast with Roasted Potatoes and Homemade Mint Sauce

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook time: Less than an hour
  • Serves 8



  • Saddle Of Lamb, Boned And Rolled


    Saddle Of Lamb, Boned And Rolled - • $0.00
  • Sea saltas needed

  • Black pepper, freshly groundas needed

  • Garlic1 head

  • Fresh rosemary½ a bunch

  • White potatoes1.5 kg

  • Lemon zest1 lemon

  • Olive oil, divided 4 fl. oz.

Mint Sauce 

  •  Fresh mint1 bunch

  • White sugar1 teaspoon

  • White wine vinegar3 tablespoons

Cooking directions

  1. Remove the lamb from the fridge 1 hour before you want to cook it, to let it come up to room temperature. 

  2. Preheat the oven to 400ºF and place a roasting dish for the potatoes on the bottom. 

  3. Break the garlic head up into cloves, then peel 3, leaving the rest whole. Pick and roughly chop half the rosemary leaves. Peel and halve the potatoes. 

  4. Crush the peeled garlic into a bowl, add the chopped rosemary, finely grate in the lemon zest and drizzle in the olive oil, then mix together. 

  5. Season the lamb with sea salt and black pepper, then drizzle with the marinade and rub all over the meat. Place on the hot bars of the oven above the tray. 

  6. Parboil the potatoes in a pan of boiling salted water for 10 minutes, then drain and allow to steam dry. Gently toss the potatoes in the colander to scuff up the edges, then tip back into the pan. 

  7. Add the remaining rosemary sprigs and whole garlic cloves to the potatoes, season with salt and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil. Tip the potatoes into the hot tray and place back under the lamb to catch all the lovely juices. 

  8. Cook the lamb until you have reached your desired degree of doneness. 

  9. Meanwhile, make the mint sauce. Pick and finely chop the mint leaves, then place in a small bowl. Mix in the sugar, a pinch of salt, 1 tablespoon of hot water and the vinegar. 

  10. When the lamb is cooked to your liking, remove from the oven, and leave to rest for 15 minutes or so. Carve and serve with the roast potatoes, mint sauce, and some seasonal greens. 

Version 0.1386.0