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Red Wine Marinated Leg of Lamb

Serves 2-3
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 30+ mins

Marinating a whole leg of lamb in wine makes a sensational roast.



  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 bay leaf, crushed
  • 8 peppercorns
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 whole leg of lamb
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  1. Take note of the weight of lamb. Place the leg of lamb into a large lidded container and pour over the wine, bayleaf, peppercorns and onion.
  2. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight, turning to coat in the wine.
  3. Spit roast in an enclosed BBQ or oven at 180°C allowing 30 minutes per 500 grams.If you do not have a spit roast attachment, roast on a rack above a roasting dish for the times given above. 
  4. Stand 20 minutes before carving. Serve with a salad or BBQ grilled vegetables.
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