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Roast lamb leg, salmoriglio sauce and almond croquettes

Salmoriglio is a classic Sicilian sauce that goes brilliantly with roast or grilled meats. Use plenty of lemon juice to cut through the richness of the lamb.

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Ingredients

For the sauce

For the lamb

  • 1 small salt marsh lamb leg, French trimmed
  • 1 small bunch rosemary, sprigged
  • 6 garlic cloves, cut into slivers
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the almond croquettes

  • oil, for frying
  • 2 large potatoes, baked in their skins
  • 2 cloves confit garlic (garlic slow-roasted or braised in olive oil)
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • pinch fresh grated nutmeg
  • 2 free-range eggs, yolks only
  • 115g/4oz plain flour
  • 3 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 115g/4oz flaked almonds, chopped

To serve

  • 8 cloves confit garlic
  • 1 handful mint leaves, picked