How to cook a leg of lamb? Get the best recipe for you summer parties

Mediterranean-inspired recipes are perfect for summer because they use so many fresh ingredients, flavors, and tastes that are both savory and refreshing. This summer, enhance the ‘wow factor of your party with the perfect Roasted Leg of Lamb.

Greek Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe


  • 1 large leg of lamb, approx. 3kg
  • 6 tbsp of olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1kg new potatoes
  • The juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of fresh oregano
  • Black olives, sliced or pitted


  • Preheat the oven to 240C/fan 220C/gas 9. Using a pestle and mortar, crush the garlic, lemon zest, a pinch of salt, and half the oregano. Once crushed and mixed together, add the lemon juice and a touch of olive oil to make an aromatic herb paste.
  • Use a knife to stab holes into the lamb and push the herb paste as deep into the holes as you can.
  • Put the new potatoes into a large roasting tin and cover with the remaining olive oil and leftover herb paste. Nestle the leg of lamb in the potatoes and roast for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, lower the oven temperature to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4, and roast for a further 1hr 15mins for a medium rare lamb. Add another 15 minutes for medium. Aim to baste the lamb and toss the potatoes at least once while they’re roasting.
  • When finished roasting, take the lamb from the potatoes and place the roasting tin over a medium flame. Pour over the canned tomatoes, olives, and the rest of the oregano. Allow simmering for a few minutes to create a rich, Mediterranean sauce.
  • Once the sauce is done, serve the lamb with the potatoes and sauce, and enjoy!

Tariq Halal Meats

Before your summer BBQ or dinner party, visit Tariq Halal’s online shop to have the best quality halal meats delivered to your doorstep. In addition to rich, flavourful legs of lamb, you’ll find lamb leg steaks, lamb chops, lamb neck, and halal lamb kebab.

For extra convenience, we now also offer frozen foods online. To make weekday dinners easy and delicious, buy frozen meals online like our frozen chicken ready meals.