Prep time

10 mins

Cooking Time

1 hr 50 mins


2 People

You’ll need:

  • 1kg Lamb Leg
  • 2 tbsp Thyme Leaves – chopped
  • 2 Oranges
  • 2 Lemons
  • 3 tbsp White Wine


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4-5, 180-190°C, 350-375°F.
  2. Place the joint on a large chopping board.  Make several incisions over the joint and season on both sides. Press the thyme and orange zest over the surface of the lamb and into the slits.
  3. Slice the oranges and place in a large non-stick roasting tin with the lemon slices and put the joint on top.  Open roast for the preferred, calculated cooking time, basting occasionally with any meat juices.  Cover with foil if browning too quickly.
  4. 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time pour the wine or white grape juice over the lamb and return to the oven for the remaining cooking time.
  5. Serve with seasonal vegetables such as fennel and roasted white and sweet potatoes. 

Wine pairing

We think this is delicious served with Bottega Vinai Pinot Grigio, Italy 2019, a very light dry white wine with fruity notes that will always work well with seafood and picante chorizo flavours.