Pesto Lamb Roast

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Serves 4 Prep Time 10 minutes   Cook Time 1 hours   Rated:    
by Tenina Holder

Roast lamb is one of those homey favourites that I find hard to pass up. It is perfect on any occasion. However, stringy overcooked dry lamb is a real downer. SO steaming the roast first in the Thermomix is sort of a win win, then add your flavours and hit it with high heat. Add the flash roasted tomatoes, a bed of rocket to soak up all those roasting juices and don't forget the Perfect Roast Potatoes. YUMMERS. Happy Easter, Christmas, Birthday, Bar Mitzvah, Anniversary!

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1  

Preheat oven to 220°C. Drizzle some EVOO into a baking dish and set aside.

2  

Pour 1 litre of water into the Thermomix bowl. Line the Varoma dish with paper and place lamb into the Varoma and season with salt and pepper all over. Steam 25 min/Varoma/speed 4. Drain Thermomix bowl of water.

3  

Place the steamed lamb into the prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes (depending on the size of lamb).

4  

Pesto;

5  

Meanwhile make the pesto by placing peppercorns, lemon zest, garlic and herbs into the Thermomix bowl and mill 8 sec/speed 8.

6  

Add remaining ingredients except oil and blend a further 5 sec/speed 8. Scrape down with spatula if necessary.

7  

With blades rotating on speed 3, add enough EVOO through lid to just bring the mix to a solid paste.

8  

Take the lamb out of the oven and coat with the pesto. Return to the oven for a further 10 minutes, until crust is fragrant and golden. Keep your eye on it so the pesto doesn't burn. Rest for at least 20 minutes, covered, before serving.

9  

To flash roast the tomatoes, place them in a baking dish, lined with baking paper, drizzle with EVOO, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Place in a hot oven for 7 minutes or until starting to blister.

10  

Serve lamb on a bed of rocket, with a garnish of mint and rosemary. Roasted tomatoes and potatoes on the side.

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