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Roast Lamb with Lemon & Apricot Stuffing

Roast Lamb with Lemon & Apricot Stuffing

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In A Pickle Lemon & Apricot Pickle makes a quick and delicious stuffing for roast lamb, in this Sunday dinner with a difference. Serve with roasted peppers for a springtime twist, alongside roast potatoes and buttered green beans. Need to stock up? Buy our Lemon & Apricot Pickle here.

Roast Lamb with Lemon & Apricot Stuffing


  • Boneless leg of lamb (around 1 kg)
  • 3 tbsp In A Pickle Lemon & Apricot Pickle
  • 4 slices of white bread (crusts cut off)
  • A handful of fresh oregano
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 3 peppers (red or yellow)
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan). To make the stuffing, dip 3 of the slices of bread in cold water, then squeeze all the liquid out. In a bowl, roughly mix the wet bread with the fourth (dry) slice, 3 tbsp In A Pickle Lemon & Apricot Pickle, a little chopped fresh oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Unroll the lamb, fill with the stuffing and then roll back up and tie with kitchen string. Cook in the preheated oven for 25 minutes per 500g, plus 25 minutes.
  • Deseed the peppers and cut into bite-sized pieces, then mix with a splash of olive oil and lemon juice. Spread out in a roasting tin and when there’s 15 minutes left on the timer, put in the oven.
  • When the timer goes, take the lamb out, wrap in tinfoil and leave to rest for 15 minutes. Turn the heat up to 200°C (180°C fan) and cook the peppers for another 15 minutes, then sprinkle with fresh oregano and serve alongside the lamb.