Cook a Perfect 30 Minute Lamb Roast

When the cooler weather sets in, you can’t beat a lamb roast! Nothing brings the family together like a lamb roast so learn how to cook the perfect roast in a few simple steps.

Now thanks to smaller cuts such as rump and loin that can be cooked perfectly in 30 minutes, the tradition no longer has to be reserved just for a Sunday.

For a mid-week lamb roast with a difference, try replacing the traditional trimmings with a fresh salad or serving in pita bread as a wrap. Lamb lends itself to an array of flavours and accompaniments that can add a contemporary twist to the traditional concept of a roast and satisfy the taste buds in a fraction of the time.

Chef and owner of River Kwai and Vanilla Orchid, Duncan Robertson is a big fan of 30-minute lamb roasts and commented: “You can’t beat a lamb roast, any day of the week. Quick-cook lamb cuts are not new, but many people don’t realise just how quick and easy it can be. I love to enjoy roast lamb as part of a Thai salad – adding unique flavour combinations such as lime, toasted chilli jam and mint to create a modern twist.”

Cooking a lamb roast couldn’t be easier thanks to the free LambRoast app, which is designed to help Aussies achieve a perfect result, every time. Simply enter the desired lamb roasting cut, along with its weight, and LambRoast will tell you exactly how long to cook it for – easy!

For the perfect easy lamb roast, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven in line with the type of cut you are roasting. Different cuts require different cooking times per fixed weight. You can use the LambRoast app as a guide
  • Step 2 – Brush the lamb roast lightly with oil. Season with salt, pepper and any flavouring
  • Step 3 – Place the roast on a rack in a roasting dish. Raising the roast allows the heat to circulate, browning it evenly
  • Step 4 – Remove the roast when cooked to desired degree. Transfer to a plate, cover loosely with foil and rest for 10-20 minutes before carving. Carve the roast across the grain to ensure tenderness

Available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play, the LambRoast app also includes handy prompts to check the internal temperature of your roast to make sure you don't overcook it, as well as how long to rest it for. 

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