Anchovy and Garlic Lamb recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 4 hours

Lamb is stuffed with slivers of garlic and anchovy fillets in this yummy recipe, then roasted on a bed of onions, with lamb stock and white wine. Super simple yet super delicious, serve this lamb with all your favourite side dishes.


  • 1 x 2kg lamb leg
  • 12 anchovies, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 onions
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 250ml white wine


  1. Slice the garlic into quarters. Make at least 12 deep incisions in the lamb leg using a sharp knife. Insert an anchovy fillet and a slice of garlic into each hole. Peel and halve the onions and place into a large roasting tin.

  2. Pour the stock and wine into the tin and place the lamb on top. Cover with foil. Bake in a 160C oven for 3 hours, then turn the oven up to 220C, remove the foil and bake for another 30 minutes. Rest under foil before serving.

Anchovies work really well with lamb, and in particular, Welsh marsh lamb. Recipe serves 6.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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