Slow cooked Aga lamb

I’ve just had a wonderful week back home in England and inevitably much of it was spent eating and catching up with friends and family. I love how when sat round the kitchen table over a hot dinner it feels like no time has passed since I was last home. Strangely comforting and yet surreal at the same time.

A roast dinner is always a staple as somehow the potatoes taste better back home, the vegetables are different and the gravy amazing! However many times I cook an English roast dinner in Italy it’s just not quite the same.

My mum has an Aga in her kitchen which bizarrely we never use for cooking favouring instead the traditional oven. But this trip I was determined to give it a whirl and so
I test drove a leg of lamb with a bit of slow cooking. It went in at 10am and came out at 8pm and wow was it tender, quite literally falling off the bone.

1 leg of lamb, olive oil, 1 onion (red), 3 sticks of celery, 1 carrot, 1 leek, fresh rosemary, 4 garlic cloves, fresh mint leaves, salt & pepper
preparation 10 mins prep and 5+ hours slow cooking

1. Rub the leg of lamb with olive oil and place in a large baking tray.
2. Roughly chop the vegetables and fresh herbs and surround the lamb.
3. Season with some salt and pepper.
4. Cover with tin foil and leave to slow cook at c. 100C
5. Serve with roasted potatoes
and mint sauce for an alternative to a classic Sunday roast.

7 Responses to “Slow cooked Aga lamb”
  1. alifemoment says:

    Really nice recipe, my hubby loves lamb, thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Sounds like you had a great visit back home. But what is arga? a type of grill or crock pot, sometimes called a slow cooker?

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