Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Granola Stuffing

A slightly different rendition to your usual roast lamb for a delicious Easter feast. The granola and Apricot give the lamb that sweet touch and interesting texture. Try it this weekend. You can use leftover meat to add to a pasta or put some pastry over flaked lamb and have yourself a wonderful lamb pie that can be frozen for another emergency meal.

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Easter Feast
  • Lamb

Cuisine

  • South African

Cooking Methods

  • Braai
  • Roasting

Serves

6

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Leg of Lamb

    1 Leg of Lamb, bones removed and butterflied
    1 pinch Dry Mustard Powder
    2 tbsp Honey
    4 Apricots, halved, pip removed and brushed with olive oil

GRANOLA STUFFING

    1 Small Onion, chopped finely
    1 Celery Stick, chopped finely
    1 tbsp Butter
    1 tsp crushed garlic
    1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped finely
    1/4 cup Parsley, chopped finely
    2-3 Spriggs of Thyme
    3/4 cup Food Lover's Siganture Honey & Almond Muesli
    1 Slice of White bread, crumbed
    2 Eggs, beaten
    1 pinch Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

Leg of Lamb

    Open the lamb, place bone side up.
    Spread the stuffing over the inside of the lamb.
    Rill up the lamb and tie it with strings. (If not deboned, simply stuff the lamb as you would normally.)
    Spread mustard powder on the outside of the lamb
    Place Lamb in a well-oiled roasting dish and into the preheated oven.
    After 20 minutes, reduce the heat to 180c and continue to cook for a further 40 minutes. 30 minutes before the end of cooking time, place apricots skin side down around the lamb and allow to soften and cook with the meat.
    Just before removing from oven, drizzle honey over the lamb and apricots to lightly glaze.

Granola Stuffing

    Prepare the stuffing. In a pan, heat butter and lightly fry the onion and celery until soft; add garlic.
    Remove from heat, add the rest of ingredients, combine well.
    Grill flesh side of the Apricots until grill lines appear, remove and set aside.