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Master the Perfect Easter Lamb with Tips from the Market

Easter is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a beautifully roasted leg of lamb? If you’re planning to impress your guests with a succulent, flavoursome main course, look no further. Here at Camberwell Fresh Food Market, we have all the tips you need to prepare the perfect Easter lamb, courtesy of our very own Commercial Butchers.

Choosing Your Lamb: The key to a memorable lamb roast starts with selecting the right cut. A bone-in leg of lamb, typically weighing between 2.3 to 3.2 kg, makes for a stunning presentation and ensures a juicy, flavoursome result. Unsure about the best cut for your Easter feast? Have a chat with the knowledgeable butchers at Commercial Butchers right here in Camberwell Market. They’ll guide you through the best options for your needs and even offer preparation and seasoning advice.

Preparation and Cooking: Once you’ve got your perfect cut, it’s time to get cooking. Follow these simple steps to ensure your lamb is the highlight of your Easter table:

  1. Bring Your Lamb to Room Temperature: Start by removing your lamb from the fridge about one hour before cooking. This helps the meat cook more evenly.
  2. Season Well: Generously season the lamb with kosher salt and black pepper. For added depth of flavour, rub the meat with a mixture of garlic, spices, and herbs. Don’t forget to make small slits in the lamb and insert garlic slices for that extra burst of flavour.
  3. Cooking Time: For a medium-cooked lamb that is perfectly pink inside, cook for approximately 25 minutes per 500 grams in a preheated oven at 160 degrees C. If you prefer your lamb tender and falling apart, extend the cooking time to about 40 to 45 minutes per 500 grams.
  4. Let It Rest: This might be the most crucial step. After removing your lamb from the oven, let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute and the meat to reach the perfect finish.

Serving Suggestions: Serve your perfectly roasted lamb on a bed of aromatic herbs and seasonal vegetables for a truly festive presentation. Complement your main dish with side salads, roasted potatoes, or a refreshing Greek salad for a well-rounded Easter meal.

Conclusion: Easter is a time of celebration, and what better way to bring people together than with a beautifully prepared meal? Follow these tips from the expert butchers at Camberwell Fresh Food Market, and your Easter lamb will be talked about long after the holiday is over. Visit us today to get everything you need for your Easter feast – from the freshest meats to the crispest veggies. Happy Easter, and happy cooking!