Lamb with pistachio and pomegranate

This tender lamb roast is perfect for Sunday lunch. Served with crunchy pistachios and sweet pomegranates, it’s a modern classic.

6

15m

6h 25m

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1.8kg Coles Australian Lamb Whole Leg Roast
  • 1 brown onion, halved, sliced
  • 1 fennel, trimmed, thickly sliced
  • 8 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 6 Red Royale potatoes, peeled, quartered
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar
  • 2 strips orange peel, white pith removed
  • 1 small bunch silverbeet, stems discarded, leaves washed, shredded

Pistachio topping

  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1/2 cup (70g) pistachios, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Method

STEP 1

Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add lamb. Cook, turning, for 5-8 mins or until brown all over. Transfer the lamb to a slow cooker. Cook onion, fennel and garlic in the pan, stirring, for 5 mins or until onion softens. Transfer to the slow cooker with the potato, vinegar, sugar, orange peel and 1 cup (250ml) water. Cover and cook for 6 hours on high (or 8 hours on low) or until the lamb is tender. Add the silverbeet and cook for 10 mins or until silverbeet wilts.

STEP 2

Meanwhile, to make the pistachio topping, cut the pomegranate in half. Use a wooden spoon to tap each pomegranate half to remove the seeds, reserving any juice in a bowl. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Add pistachio and cook, stirring, for 1-2 mins or until toasted. Add the pomegranate seeds, reserved pomegranate juice and honey. Cook for 1 min or until combined. Remove from heat. Stir in the parsley.

STEP 3

Transfer the lamb to a serving platter. Sprinkle with half the pistachio topping. Arrange vegetable mixture around the lamb and drizzle with slow cooker juices. Serve with remaining pistachio topping.

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Leave out the potatoes and serve the lamb leg with rice or couscous.

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