An Irish favourite, with an abundance of lean, succulent meat ideal for a Sunday roast or popping on the barbecue, and well suited to cooking with aromatic rosemary. Skillfully prepared by our Master Butcher, de-boned, and butterflied into the characteristic flat shape, the impressive sweet taste reflects the quality of the lush pastures where our flocks mature on diets of wild flowers, herbs, and natural grasses.
- When you’re ready to cook the lamb, heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. For the rosemary salt, put the chopped rosemary into a mortar and bruise it with the pestle. Stir in the sea salt flakes and set aside.
- Marinade the meat in your preferred marinade and leave to sit for an hour. Lif the lamb out of the marinade and season the meat lightly with a little rosemary salt and some pepper. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat until smoking hot. Add the lamb and sear over a medium-high heat for 5 minutes on each side until nicely browned. Transfer the meat to a roasting tin and roast for 20-25 minutes, depending on how rare you like your meat and how thinly it has been butterflied, or until it registers 55-60°C at its thickest part on a digital probe thermometer.
- Lift the lamb onto a carving board, wrap loosely in foil and leave it to rest for 5 minutes.
- Uncover the lamb, cut into slices and arrange on a serving platter. Sprinkle with a little more rosemary salt, then serve.