1. Choose the best cut
If you wish to serve a lean roast lamb that has a crisp outside but still retains the juices within, opt to cook a leg of lamb. Choosing a whole leg (usually weighing between 2 – 2.75kg and serving 6-8 people) means that the flavour will be contained within the bone, elevating the overall taste.
2. Season well
The trick to guarantee any delicious dish is to ensure you’ve got the seasoning down to a tee. Lamb can take some strong flavours to accompany it so don’t be afraid to experiment. For example, Moroccan lamb is marinated with strong spices and dried fruits and it works especially well. For a classic British seasoning try cooking your lamb cut in rosemary and thyme, or with capers. And for maximum flavour, subject the lamb to a good caramelisation, leaving the fat on the meat to keep it moist and flavourful throughout cooking. Side note – if using salt, make sure you don’t season the lamb too far in advance as it will draw the moisture out of the meat and leave it dry.