Boiled leg of lamb with caper sauce

26 February 2007
Boiled leg of lamb with caper sauce

(Serves 12)

2-3kg leg of lamb
2 carrots
2 onions
Bouquet garni (3 stalks parsley, 1 sprig thyme, 1 bay leaf)
1 clove garlic
Salt and pepper
40g butter
40g plain flour
300ml milk
300ml stock (from the lamb water)
4tbs capers


Season a trimmed leg of lamb, wrap in a buttered muslin cloth and tie with string. Put in a pot of boiling salted water, together with two carrots cut into quarters, two onions (one studded with cloves), a bouquet garni and a garlic clove. Simmer gently for 30 minutes per kg or until tender and cooked right through. Drain, unwrap and let rest.

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