- 1 leg of lamb, deboned
- 3 tablespoons mustard
- 200 g pecorino cheese or any other spicy cheese, cut into pieces
- 100 g butter, at room temperature
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- lots of rosemary
- 8-10 sprigs of thyme
- 8-10 sprigs of oregano
- olive oil
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- Preheat oven to 185* C (365* F) Fan.
- Use a sharp knife to clean any excess fat from the leg of lamb. Spread it out and cut at the meat to make it as thin and even as possible.
- If you find this difficult to do, ask your butcher to prepare it for you. You can leave the lower part of the leg bone on since it will make the meal more presentable for serving.
- Cut a sheet of aluminum foil double the width and a little longer than the length of the leg of lamb. Lay it out on a working surface. Cover it with a sheet of parchment that is slightly smaller than the sheet of aluminum foil.
- Drizzle with some olive oil. Add some sprigs of rosemary, thyme and oregano, the garlic cloves, salt and pepper.
- Place the leg of lamb over this. Season it sparingly and spread mustard over it.
- Add the remaining rosemary, thyme and oregano, finely chopped. Distribute pieces of butter over it, cheese and some dry oregano for a more intense aroma. Wrap the meat into a roll. Tie with some kitchen twine in 4-5 places to keep it closed.
- Wrap the rolled meat in the parchment and aluminum.
- Roast directly on a rack and not in a roasting pan. You can place a baking pan under it to collect the juices during roasting.
- Roast for 2 ½ hours. When ready, remove from oven and allow it to rest for 30 minutes. Cut of the kitchen twine and slice.
- Serve with creamy mashed potatoes.
Nutrition information per 100 gr.
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.