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Honour of Lamb with Roasted Red Onions

Honour of Lamb with Roasted Red Onions

This Guard of Honour recipe uses two racks of lamb stuffed with a lamb, caper and rosemary stuffing.

Serves: 
6
Time to prepare: 
10 minutes
Cooking time: 
50 minutes

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Ingredients: 
  • 2 lean best end necks of lamb each with 6 cutlets, chined
  • Ask the butcher to prepare the Guard of Honour for you (2 best ends of neck, trimmed and the bones interlaced fat side facing outwards to form an...
  • *For the stuffing:
  • 225g/8oz lean lamb mince
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 30ml/2tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 15ml/1tbsp capers
  • 45ml/3tbsp freshly chopped rosemary
  • 60ml/4tbsp breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 30ml/2tbsp oil
Method: 
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4-5, 180-190ºC, 350-375ºF.
  2. Mix together the lamb, garlic, tomato ketchup, capers, half the rosemary, breadcrumbs and seasoning in a large bowl.
  3. Fill the cavity of the Guard of Honour with the stuffing mixture. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with the remaining rosemary. Place in a small roasting pan and roast. Baste occasionally and cover the bones with foil if browning too quickly.
  4. Serve with roasted red onions that could go into the oven at the same time as the Guard of Honour, creamy mashed potatoes and steamed cabbage.