This is a delicious all in one mini lamb roast with baby carrots and new potatoes tossed in a citrus and herb mix. This is often described as a “mini roast” which is simply a smaller joint of lamb weighing somewhere between 300-500g. They are a great choice if you are looking to feed two people. The smaller size means that it will cook quickly and be ready in 40 minutes to an hour. The mini roast is ideal for a midweek supper. You can read more about our lamb here >>

Preparation time is only 10 minutes, allow 40 Minutes of cooking time. Quantities will serve 3.

Ingredients for Mini Lamb Roast

400g  mini lamb roasting joint (thick flank or topside) from Morley Butchers
Salt and freshly milled black pepper

For the Citrus Vegetables

30ml/2tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
45ml/3tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
Small bunch fresh thyme leaves
4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
10ml/2tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
400g/14oz baby carrots, cleaned and trimmed
400g/14oz baby new potatoes, halved
45ml/3tbsp thick cut Seville orange marmalade, warmed
Extra thyme leaves, to garnish

Cooking Method For Mini Lamb Roast

Preheat the oven to Gas mark 5, 190°C, 375°F.

In a small bowl mix together the oil, orange juice, thyme, garlic and Chinese 5 spice.

Put the vegetables in a large non-stick roasting tin, season and spoon over half the citrus mixture. Lightly shake the pan  which will coat the vegetables with the mixture and to spread them out evenly.

Place the joint on a chopping board, make several slits over the surface and season well with salt and pepper. Place the lamb on top of the vegetables and roast for 25-30 minutes.

Remove from the oven, spoon the remaining citrus mixture around the vegetables and brush the marmalade over the joint and vegetables. Return to the oven and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes. Keep an eye on it to make sure it is browning not burning.

Remove from the oven with the vegetables and transfer to a warm plate, cover with foil and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes. Carve the lamb and serve with the vegetables.

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