Garlic & Wine Glazed Roast Pure South Lamb Leg With Mint Pesto by Pure South

Inspired by the award-winning homecooks from Food Hero? Here’s a step-by-step guide to create your own delicious Garlic and Wine Glazed Roast Pure South Lamb Leg with Mint Pesto in the comfort of your own home.

Prep: 35 Mins
Serves: 6 - 8
Cook: 2 hrs + Resting Time


1 PURE SOUTH bone-in Lamb Leg
2 tbsp garlic salt
1 tsp cracked pepper
2 tbsp oil
¼ cup white wine

Roasted garlic, pine nut and mint pesto 1 bulb garlic, roasted
¾ cup toasted pine nuts
½ cup finely chopped fresh mint
¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup lightly packed grated pecorino or cheddar cheese
About ½ cup oil


Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper or foil. Take note of the weight of the lamb. Make 10-12 small cuts across the top of the leg of lamb. 

Mix together the garlic salt, pepper, wine and oil and massage over the lamb. Cover and set aside for 30-60 minutes to come to room temperature.

Roast in the preheated oven, allowing 30 minutes per 500 grams for medium, basting with the marinade a couple of times.

Remove from the oven, cover and rest for 20 minutes before carving and serving with the mint and toasted pine nut pesto (below), and summer vegetables or salad.

Roasted garlic, pine nut and mint pesto
Cut the garlic bulb in half horizontally and squeeze out the flesh. Place in a food processor with the pine nuts, mint, parsley and cheese and process to mix well. With the motor running, gradually pour the oil down the feed tube and process to make a smooth paste. Season well with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.