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Roast lamb with sweet chilli glaze


  • 2 legs of lamb
  • 2 red onions
  • Olive oil (EVOO)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Rosemary (garnish)

For the sauce

  • 1 dried chilli
  • 100g white sugar
  • 4 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tblsp soy sauce
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


Preheat the oven to 180º C. Season the lamb with salt and freshly ground pepper. Place on a baking tray, drizzle with EVOO oil and roast in the oven for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce.

Remove the chilli stalk and seeds and sauté in a pan with four tablespoons of hot water, the sugar, vinegar, crushed garlic, soy sauce, lemon and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to the minimum and simmer for fifteen minutes.

Remove the lamb from the oven and transfer to a serving dish. Cut the onions into eighths and place them in the dish. Place the lamb (turned over) on top and roast for a further 40 minutes. Glaze the lamb with plenty of sauce and roast for a further ten minutes. Leave to rest for fifteen minutes.

Place the roast lamb on a platter with the onions and garnish with a few sprigs of rosemary. Serve with mashed or jacket potatoes.

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