Wild Garlic Roasted Lamb

Wild Garlic Roasted Lamb

Ever since my friend showed me the most amazing wild garlic patch not too far from where I live I can’t stop picking it. The oven has been going pretty non stop dehydrating it, I could buy a food dehydrator but there isn’t even room for an extra box of matches in my kitchen, even less so a food dehydrator.

The butcher at the market had a leg of lamb that I thought would make a great dinner. Leg of lamb can be cooked either for a short time or low and slow. I went for the fairly quick version as I wanted the meat to be pink.


I had some wild garlic in the fridge from my last foraging excursion and couldn’t resist using it.


Wild Garlic Roasted Lamb

preparation time 5 minutes

cooking time up to 24 hours to marinate + 30 minutes per 500 gr or 17.6 oz + 30 minutes resting time

oven 200C or 392F and 170C or 338F

serves 4


  • 1 kg or 35.2 oz leg or lamb
  • A good handful of wild garlic leaves and stems
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 heaped tsp sumac
  • 2 heaped tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil

Place the garlic, rapeseed oil and the wild garlic in a blender and blend until you have a pesto like consistency.

Place the blended ingredients in a bowl and add sesame seeds, sumac, sea salt and lemon zest and mix everything.

Smother the lamb with the mixture, marinade over night if possible. Turn the heat down toΒ 170C or 338F and place the lamb in the oven. Roast for 25 minutes per 500 gram or 17.6 oz.

Once the meat is roasted, wrap it in tin foil and let it rest for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Slice thinly and serve.


Wild Garlic Roasted Lamb


I had some of the wild garlic mixture left over so I tossed quartered potatoes in the mixture before roasting them.


Wild garlic potatoes


The potatoes turned out great, crispy on the outside, lots of flavor and soft on the inside.


wild glarlic roasted potatoes


The wild garlic was as great with both the lamb and the potatoes. I mixed fresh herbs, coriander and dill with yogurt and some lemon juice as a cold sauce.

I can’t wait for the wild garlic next year and meanwhile I will dehydrate my last of the seasons bounty and enjoy it a while longer.











15 Responses to “Wild Garlic Roasted Lamb”
  1. mistimaan says:

    Looks tasty Petra πŸ™‚

  2. jackcollier7 says:

    Fabulous, I have to make this dish! ❀

    • petra08 says:

      hi Jack
      Thank you! If you can’t get a hold of wild garlic I would use leek and a little garlic πŸ™‚

  3. chefkreso says:

    Petra I always love the decoration of your food, looks divine, like something you can look at and admire πŸ˜€

  4. I just love the flowers! I’m already looking forward to next march too!

  5. Karen says:

    Your lamb looks perfectly cooked. While we don’t have wild garlic growing in our area of Florida, I liked your suggestion of using leeks and garlic for something similar. Thank you.

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