Food, Dining, Inspiration Blogged by: Sky Swaney 21 Mar 2022

Tender leg of lamb with a rosemary mint crust

The perfect, mouthwatering centrepiece for your Easter table, this tender, juicy lamb is complemented by a delicious herb crust, cooked on a bed of roasted garlic cloves.


Serves: 6
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour (+20 minutes resting time)


  • 1 sprig rosemary, leaves picked
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 garlic heads, extra
  • 1.5kg leg of lamb, trimmed (remove from fridge 1 hour before cooking)


  • 60g butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups beef stock



  • Preheat oven to 200°C
  • Process rosemary, mint and breadcrumbs in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl, then season with salt and pepper and stir through oil and minced garlic clove
  • Slice garlic heads in half lengthwise and arrange cut side up on a baking tray. Trim excess fat from lamb and place on top of garlic bulbs. Spread mustard over lamb, then spoon over herb mixture, pressing down slightly
  • Bake for 1 hour or until juices run clear when a skewer is inserted into the centre
  • Transfer lamb to a large plate or serving dish, cover with foil and allow to rest for 15-20 minutes
  • To make the gravy, melt butter in a small saucepan, add flour and stir until well combined. Gradually add stock, stirring continuously, until gravy is thick
  • Carve lamb onto a warmed serving platter and serve with gravy



Nutrition Information:

Average Quantity per Serving                Average Quantity per 100g
ENERGY                      1516kJ (361kcal)                                   629kJ (150kcal)
PROTEIN                     27.1g                                                    11.3g
FAT, TOTAL                 22.4g                                                    9.3g
- SATURATED              7.6g                                                      3.1g
CARBOHYDRATE        13.9g                                                    5.8g
- SUGARS                    0.7g                                                      0.3g
DIETARY FIBRE           0.8g                                                      0.3g
SODIUM                       519mg                                                  215mg