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Sunday Dinner: Roast Lamb for One

If you've always wanted to participate in a fantastic Sunday Dinner roast, but have never wanted to cook all that food for just one person, then you're in luck. Today I've found a recipe for a Roast Lamb for One. This delectable lamb shank is a perfect blend of rosemary, lemon, olive oil and pepper and is paired with a slight red currant gravy. Grab a glass of vino and indulge in a feast for one,

Roast Lamb for One
From Nigella Lawson via Food Network

1 lamb shank
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 garlic clove, bruised
1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
2 tablespoons red port
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red currant jelly

  1. Put everything, other than jelly, together into a freezer bag, tie securely, and leave in the refrigerator to marinate overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Take the lamb in its package out of the fridge to come to room temperature.
  4. Put the lamb shank along with its marinade into a roasting tin and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on the size of the shank. Turn the shank over halfway through cooking. By the time it is done it should look bursting with bronze color; remove from the pan and let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  5. While it is resting, put the roasting tin on the stove and stir in a little water and 1/2 teaspoon red currant jelly to make a light gravy. Slice lamb and drizzle with gravy.
Join The Conversation
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
niko-that's odd although it has happened to me before.
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
I love lamb, but I get really sick every time I eat it. I don't know whats up with that.
krazykarot krazykarot 9 years
I'm not a huge fan of lamb, but I LOVE the idea of being able to cook a lovely meal for one. That should be a regular feature!
lil-miss-haley lil-miss-haley 9 years
Gosh.. I didn't realise there were people that hadn't tried lamb! (vegetarians exempt).. but then again I do live in New Zealand haha. Mmm Im definitly going to try this recipe, I love lamb!
haze1nut haze1nut 9 years
this sounds toooooooooooooooooo die for! i love the idea of a one person meal
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
I've just never got into lamb. It's too gamey.
Random2 Random2 9 years
That sounds really good. I like lamb, but usually eat it in a restaurant (my Dad didn't realize I'd eat lamb, my sister still doesn't) with mint jelly. I'll have to try this sometime!
julieulie julieulie 9 years
Great idea -- my fiance would love this. I don't eat meat but cook it for him all the time, but have always refused to cook lamb, partly because it's lamb, partly because I've only found recipes for gigantic amounts of the lamb and only one person would be eating it. Maybe I'll make this for him on his birthday this year or as a special treat for one of the nights of Chanukkah.
michichan michichan 9 years
solo goumet? How sad.
mollywog mollywog 9 years
I like lamb, but it's one of those things kind of like duck, you either love it or would rather do without. It's kind of greasy, and little bit gamey tasting, hard to describe.
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
I haven't been brave enough to try lamb...What's the taste like?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I've had lamb before, meh.
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