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How to make a beautiful Easter roast with all the trimmings using Irish lamb

By Brian Dillon

April 7, 2020 at 11:13am

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Thinking about how you're going to make this year's Easter roast a showstopping affair? Well, there's no better way to do that than by using the best of what Ireland has to offer.

So, we're here to show you how to make a stunning Easter roast using a succulent leg or rack of Bord Bia approved, 100% Irish lamb available in Lidl.

You'll get a half leg of Irish lamb in Lidl for €6.69 right now.

Whether you're cooking for two or a whole clan, this lamb roast is guaranteed to satisfy everyone's tastebuds this Easter.

To prepare and cook your lamb for the ultimate Easter roast, here are the steps to follow:

  • Grab your ingredients: zest of 1 lemon, 3 tbsp salt, 2 springs rosemary (leaves removed), 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Add the lemon, salt and rosemary to a pestle and mortar. Bash until incorporated. Stir the oil through this and coat the Lamb with this

And you're not done yet. Because the perfect roast needs the perfect trimmings. And these ones are bound to go down a treat.

For the most amazing roast potatoes cooked in 45 minutes, follow these steps:

  • Peel 1.5kg of potatoes and cut them in half
  • Add 4 tbsp of olive oil and sea salt
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7
  • Place the potatoes in a steamer over a pot of boiling water on medium heat until they have softened
  • Place a tray with the oil in the oven for 5 minutes to heat
  • Once cooked, shake to break and soften the edges
  • Tip the potatoes into the tray and roast for 30 minutes, season and toss halfway through

To serve up some tasty honey and thyme roasted carrots to go with your Easter roast, follow these steps:

  • Grab 500g carrots and add 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, bashed, 2 sprigs thyme, 1 tbsp honey, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7
  • Peel the carrots halved lengthways and cut into 5cm chunks
  • Bash the garlic with the side of a knife
  • Toss the carrots in the oil on a tray along with the garlic and thyme. Season and place into the oven for 25-30 minutes until softened and golden
  • Drizzle in honey and return to the oven for another 10 minutes

If you're going to create the most deliciously wholesome Easter roast, then use quality Irish ingredients.

You'll find all of the ingredients you need and more at Lidl. Check out their website for more Easter roast inspiration.

If you're looking for inspiration for a delightful roast beef dinner, then check out our handy guide here.

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