• 2 kg whole leg of lamb
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 g shallots, peeled
  • 800 g turnips, peeled and quartered
  • 1 bulb garlic, cloves separated (unpeeled)
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 200ºC, fan 180ºC, gas 6. Rub the lamb all over with the olive oil, and season well with freshly ground black pepper.

  2. 2

    Put in a large roasting tin and scatter the shallots, turnips and garlic around the lamb. Sprinkle over the thyme and cover loosely with foil. Roast in the oven for 1 hour 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Carve 150g of lamb per person and serve with the roast veg.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1972kj 471kcal 24%
  • Fat 24.9g 36%
  • Saturates 9.2g 46%
  • Sugars 11.8g 13%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 431kj/103kcal

Each serving provides

13.0g carbohydrate 5.7g fibre 45.9g protein

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