There are fewer smells that herald the coming of colder months than roasted lamb... this one will fill your neighbour's noses with envy.


  • 2 x 6-rib lamb racks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tbsp extra
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp mint, chopped
  • 1 kg baby new potatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp harissa paste
  • Lemon zest and micro cress, to serve

For the pickled salad

  • 250 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 250 ml water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 bunches baby carrots, trimmed and halved length-ways
  • 1 courgette, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced


1.  Combine lamb, oil, garlic and mint. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes.

2.  Preheat oven to hot, 200°C. Toss potatoes in extra oil and harissa. Season well. Place on a lined tray
and roast for 30 minutes.

The pickled salad

1. In a sauce pan, combine vinegar, water and honey over medium heat. Bring to boil, then remove. In a non-metallic bowl, combine vegetables. Add vinegar mixture, cover, set aside.

2. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan on high. Brown lamb on all sides. Bake in the oven with the potatoes
for a further 10 minutes.

3. Serve lamb and potatoes topped with zest and cress. Accompany with pickled salad.


Prefer roast vegetables? For a vegetarian version of this recipe, toss carrots, courgette and onion in a little oil and honey. Add to tray with potatoes in final 20 minutes of cooking time.

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