Honour of Lamb with Roasted Red Onions 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.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
50 minutes

6 people


  • 2 lean best end necks of lamb each with 6 cutlets, chined -ask your 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 arch)
  • For the stuffing

  • 225g lean lamb mince
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped rosemary
  • 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 180-190ºC,160-150ºC  Fan, Gas Mark 4-5.
  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.