Whether it is a celebration day from across the pond or not, I think Roast Leg of Lamb Day should be a definite day of celebration in the UK. After all, roast lamb is one of THE traditional roasts you would expect to see on any menu in a good restaurant.
Lamb is not the cheapest meat to buy but if you are a bit savvy, you can enjoy a nice bit of lamb if you shop around. Support a local farmer by looking out for farms that sell half lambs. You’ll probably find that it is a lot cheaper, you get more for you money and it is much better quality than buying from large supermarkets.
If you’ve never made Roast Leg of Lamb, it’s remarkably simple. Simply place it in a roasting pan and rub it down with olive oil, then give it a solid dusting of salt and pepper. Broil it in the oven for 5 minutes, flip it over, and broil it again, and then apply a healthy measure of rosemary and garlic. Cover it with aluminium foil, and roast it for one hour at 160ºC/325F. Voila, you now have a magnificent roast leg of lamb, and you and your family can rejoice!
So I say, let’s get cooking!