Slow roast leg of lamb with chardonnay, rosemary, sage and bay

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

over 2 hours


Serves 4

Now, this is a slow cook but very fast prep dish. I made this at home one Sunday and literally just lobbed all the ingredients in the pan and left it to cook for ages. I was not expecting anything amazing, just a bit of lamb for dinner. But when I tasted it, still on the kitchen counter, I almost ate the whole darn lot myself and did that little dance people do when something tastes really good.

By Lorraine Pascale
From Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food


  • ½ leg of lamb (the thick fillet end) with bone in (about 1Kg/2lb 4oz)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 red onions
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 400ml/14fl oz white wine
  • couple squidges of honey
  • 1kg/2lb 4oz potatoes, peeled and cut for roasties
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • 300g/11oz frozen peas