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Slow Cooker Pistachio & Pomegranate Lamb

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours 25 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours 40 minutes

Serves: 6 people

Cuisine: Main

Skill Level: Easy

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8kg whole leg lamb roast
  • 1 brown onion, halved, sliced
  • 1 fennel, trimmed, thickly sliced
  • 8 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 6 potatoes, peeled, quartered
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar
  • 2 strips orange peel, white pith removed
  • 1 small bunch silverbeet, stems discarded, leaves washed, shredded

 

Pistachio topping

  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1/2 cup (70g) pistachios, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

 

METHOD

  1. In a large fry pan, heat the oil then cook the lamb for 5-8 mins or until brown all over, turning it to cook evenly. Transfer the lamb to the slow cooker when done. Cook onion, fennel and garlic in the pan for 5 mins or until onion softens, then add to slow cooker. Add the potato, vinegar, sugar, orange peel and 1 cup (250ml) water to the slow cooker, then cover and cook for 6 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW. In the last 10 minutes, add the silverbeet and cook until it wilts.
  2. Meanwhile, make the pistachio topping by cutting a pomegranate in half, then remove the seeds using a wooden spoon. Make sure to reserve any juice in a bowl. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat then add the pistachio to cook for 1-2 mins or until toasted. Add the pomegranate seeds, pomegranate juice and honey then cook until combined and remove from heat. To finish off, stir in the parsley.
  3. Once the slow cooker is done, transfer the lamb to a serving platter and sprinkle with half the pistachio topping. Arrange vegetable mixture of your choice around the lamb and drizzle with slow cooker juices. Serve with remaining pistachio topping and enjoy!

 

SHOPPING LIST

Commercial butchers

  • Australian Lamb Whole Leg Roast

Camberwell Market Fruit & Veg

  • Brown onion
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes
  • Orange
  • Silverbeet
  • Pomegranate
  • Flat-leaf parsley

 

Sweeties Fruit & Nuts

  • Pistachios
  • Honey

Pantry

  • Red wine vinegar
  • Brown sugar
  • Olive oil