ROAST LAMB – made in Middelburg

Wrap up in the warm embrace of Karoo Heartland cooking this winter with this irresistable roast lamb recipe from Hillston Farm’s Chef Adrienne Southey. 

How to make the easiest roast leg of lamb or mutton:

(mutton has more flavour, so we prefer it, you just have to cook it a bit longer than lamb to get it nice and tender)

  • Rub the meat with 2 teaspoons of salt and some black pepper.
  • Place in a roasting dish and pour 1 1/2 cups of water around the meat. Crush 2 cloves of garlic and slice an onion and scatter over the meat along with 3 twigs of rosemary and 7 whole cloves.
  • Cover and place in the oven at 180’C for 2-3 hours until the meat looks completely irresistible. 


At Hillston Farm you’ll experience South African hospitality with a difference – farm style with a touch of class. Beautiful views, excellent photography, scenic hiking trails, more than 100 species of bird life including the rare Blue Korhaan, shearing shed tours (a former English Barracks in the Anglo-Boer War), and much more.


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