Portuguese Roast Lamb

Actually I don’t know whether this dish is Portuguese or Brazilian but Ines Rato who gave the recipe to me is Portuguese. Ines served this up at her place to a large group and it was yum. Aside from the potatoes mentioned below she served it with Brazilian lentils.

Portuguese Roast Lamb

Ines Rato
Succulent lamb flavoured with paprika.


  • Leg of Lamb
  • 25 grams paprika colorau in Portuguese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Onion chopped
  • Knobs of butter
  • Potatoes


  • Clean the fat (white) from the lamb
  • Mix paprika, garlic, wine, salt and pepper
  • Baste lamb with the spice mix
  • Put oil and onion on top of the lamb
  • Leave over night
  • Dot the lamb with butter
  • Heat oven to 180º C
  • Cook lamb in oven for 2+ hours, turn after 1/2 hour
  • Boil potatoes
  • Add potatoes to the lamb sauce

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