Christmas Lamb Cooking Guide

A guide to cooking your festive lamb feast to perfection!

Prep Time

20 mins

Cook Time



Serves 4-6

Christmas Lamb Cooking Guide


  • 14 Day Aged Leg of Lamb (bone in) or 14 Day Aged Lamb Shoulder (bone in)
  • 1x orange
  • 1x lemon
  • 1x garlic clove
  • Rosemary, handful
  • Mint jelly
  • Tallow (or butter and olive oil)
  • Gravy
  • Condiments: crispy roast vegetables


14 Day Aged Leg of Lamb (bone in)

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and cook for 20 - 30 mins per 500g for medium rare lamb. For a 2.5kg leg of lamb this will be around 1 hour and 40 mins. If you prefer your lamb well done add another 40 or so mins to the cooking time. Baste a couple of times during cooking.
  2. If you have a meat thermometer, insert it into the middle of the biggest part of the roasting piece and follow this temperature guide: Medium rare: 52-55°C Medium: 60-65°C Well done: 70+°C
  3. Serve with orange and mint jelly, crispy roast vegetables (try using tallow instead of butter/olive oil!) and gravy.

Tip: marinate your lamb overnight before cooking for extra flavour; lemon and fresh herbs pair beautifully with lamb!

14 Day Aged Lamb Shoulder (bone in)

  1. Lamb shoulder is best cooked low and slow. Preheat your oven to 140°C, then roast for 5 hours or more with your favourite flavours.
  2. Serve with classic flavours like garlic and rosemary!

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