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Jamie Oliver’s Easter Lamb


What will you be cooking this Easter? This recipe from Jamie Oliver for Easter lamb looks delicious and is brushed with a mixture of garlic and mint…I can just imagine the smell oozing from the oven as this roasts. Served with fresh spring veg and boiled or roast potatoes this recipe does sound yummy. If you were wondering why lamb is traditionally eaten at Easter maybe this will help explain things a bit more…

The roast lamb dinner that many eat on Easter Sunday goes back earlier than Easter to the first Passover of the Jewish people. The sacrificial lamb was roasted and eaten, together with unleavened bread and bitter herbs in hopes that the angel of God would pass over their homes and bring no harm. As Hebrews converted to Christianity, they naturally brought along their traditions with them. The Christians often refer to Jesus as The Lamb of God. Thus, the traditions merged.

So before you munch on your Easter eggs why not give this recipe a go. To follow is a list of ingredients you will need. For the full recipe head over to Jamie Oliver’s website.

Ingredients needed for Easter lamb:

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