- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Serving: 5 - 6
Nutrition facts (per portion)
- Calories: 543
- Fat Content: 39g
- Saturated Fat Content: 14g
- Carbohydrate Content: 6g
- Sugar Content: 4g
- Fiber Content: 0g
- Protein Content: 38g
- Sodium Content: 1g
Chard-stuffed roast lamb
- chard - large bunch chard (about 500g - rainbow chard looks pretty), leaves and stalks separated
- olive-oil - 4 tbsp olive oil
- pine-nut - 25g pine nut
- raisin - large handful raisins
- green-olive - 2 handfuls large green olives, chopped
- white-wine - 200ml white wine
- shoulder-of-lamb - 1 boned shoulder of lamb (about 1 1/2 kg boned weight), rolled and loosely tied (see tip, below)
- Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Shred the chard leaves, cut the stalks into batons and set the stalks aside. Heat half the oil in a frying pan, add the leaves and cook for 2 mins until completely wilted, then tip into a bowl. Add the pine nuts, raisins and olives, a tiny drizzle of olive oil, a small splash of the wine and some seasoning. Mix well.
- Place the lamb on a board and push as much of the stuffing as you can into the cavity along the meat. Don't worry if any of the stuffing falls out, but make sure you keep it. Scatter the stalks over the bottom of a shallow roasting tin and add any stray stuffing. Nestle the lamb among the stalks and pour the remaining wine over everything. Rub the lamb with the remaining olive oil, season with sea salt and ground black pepper, and put in the oven for 1 hr. Remove and leave to rest for 15 mins, then serve in thick slices with the braised stalks, and potatoes cooked the way you like them.
Roasts recipe for 5 – 6 people, takes only 15 mins; recipe has chard, olive oil, pine nut, raisin, green olive, white wine and shoulder of lamb.