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SERVES 8  – Preparation 20 mins – Cooking time 40 mins

Tahini dressing

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C for the vegetables. Place lamb on a baking tray and squeeze over the juice of half a lemon. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper. Cover loosely with foil and leave at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Place pumpkin, capsicum and zucchini on two baking trays, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Roast for 35-40 minutes until vegetables are golden and cooked through.
  3. Preheat a barbecue to 220°C and cook lamb over an indirect heat for 15 minutes, serving side down. Turn the lamb over and cook for another 10 minutes for medium, or until a thermometer reads 60-65°C. Cover loosely with foil and rest for 15 minutes.
  4. To make tahini dressing, whisk the tahini paste, lemon juice and water in a small bowl until the consistency of thickened cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Carve the lamb against the grain and serve with roasted vegetables, tahini dressing and a sprinkling of dukkah.
  1. Make sure the lamb is an even thickness so that it cooks evenly. You can do this yourself or ask your butcher to prepare it for you.
  2. You’ll find tahini paste in most supermarkets, generally in the health food section.
  3. If you can’t find butterflied lamb leg, try a butterflied shoulder, rump roast or leg steaks.


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