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Leg of Lamb With Bacon

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“This comes from a wine company. I haven't made it, but am keen to.”
1hr 35mins

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  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C Cream the butter, anchovies, rosemary and garlic and smear all over the surface of the meat.
  2. Lay bacon on a board, overlapping to form a rectangle.
  3. Roll bacon around Lamb and tie at regular intervals.
  4. Place the Lamb in a roasting tin and pour the wine around evenly.
  5. Tuck in remaining sprigs of rosemary and pour over the lemon juice.
  6. Put in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
  7. Turn the oven temperature down to 180C and roast the Lamb for a further hour, or more if you like your meat well-done.
  8. Baste from time to time with the wine juices.
  9. Take the meat out of the oven and leave to rest in a warm place for at least 15 minutes before carving.
  10. Meanwhile, taste the juices and add pepper (and salt if necessary).
  11. During the roasting process the wine should have reduced and mingled with the meat juices and anchovy butter to make a delicious gravy.
  12. If you find it too thin, reduce to the desired consistency.

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