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Sun-Dried Tomato and Herb Stuffed Leg of Lamb

This was an experiment I did for Easter this year and it turned out very well. I bought the lamb already off the bone and cut it myself before stuffing. But you can ask your butcher to do this for you,he will even cut it ready for stuffing and rolling to make it easier. I made 2 stuffed pork loins as well to serve 10 of us, my lamb was 1.1kg in weight I think it would serve 4-6 people if not making with other meats, along with sides. Just so you know the way I cut my lamb I will explain this here. Mine was already looking like a mini log, I turned it over so it was skin side down on my chopping board. I cut the lamb down the center, leaving about a half inch of meat uncut. I then cut through each half, cutting through the center of each, again not going all the way through. Then I opened it out and pounded it with a meat mallet to even out thickness before spreading stuffing over and rolling back up before securing with kitchen string.


1.1kg Leg lamb, de-boned and sliced open ready to stuff
1/2 Packet sage and onion stuffing mix, made up
1 Shallot, chopped finely
5 Cloves garlic, 3 crushed, 2 sliced thinly
1 Tablespoon rosemary, chopped finely
8 Sun-dried tomatoes, chopped finely
Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, garlic powder and paprika (For sprinkling over top of lamb)


1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Open out lamb leg, I pounded with a meat mallet to even out thickness. (Read note above about cutting leg for stuffing.)

3. Heat a little oil in a pan, add crushed garlic, and shallot and cook until shallot has softened.

4. In a bowl combine stuffing mix, garlic/shallot mix, rosemary and tomatoes, spread stuffing evenly over lamb, carefully roll lamb up to form a log roll, secure with kitchen string.

5. Slice slits into top of lamb at intervals, push sliced garlic into slits, sprinkle top with listed herbs.

6. Place in an ovenproof dish and roast for about 1hr 30-45 Min’s or until cooked as desired.

Let meat stand before slicing.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Whole Trout (Or Fillets) Stuffed W/Bacon & Eggplant Dressing
I made this recipe with salmon as I have bought trout a few times from my local store and it is always so full of bones even after filleting that I don’t really enjoy all the effort of picking the bones out. It worked very well with the salmon and we all loved the topping. I chose to make it as a topping for fillets rather than to stuff a whole fish and I loved the way it turned out. I served ours over asparagus sun-dried tomato and mushrooms drizzled with hollandaise and it was truly delicious meal. If you want to view the recipe please click here.


6 Slices white bread
1 Cup water
6 Ounces bacon (chopped)
1 Cup onion (chopped)
Salt (to taste)
Cayenne pepper (to taste)
1 Medium eggplant (diced)
2 Teaspoons garlic (minced)
1/4 Cup fresh herb (such as parsley, basil, tarragon & chervil, finely chopped)
2 Ounces parmigiano-reggiano cheese (grated)
1 (2-3 lb) Trout (cleaned) Or fillets as stated earlier I used salmon
1 Cup dry white wine
1 Lemon, juice of (may sub lime)
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh parsley (finely chopped)


1. Place bread in lrg glass dish. Pour water over bread & allow to sit for 10 minutes.

2. In a large skillet over med heat, cook bacon till crisp. Remove w/a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels & set aside.

3. Add onion to skillet & cook 2 minutes. Add eggplant, season w/salt & cayenne & cook till wilted (about 4 min). Remove the pan from the heat, turn the mixture into a mixing bowl & cool completely.

4. Remove the bread from the water & squeeze out all the water.

5. Add the bread, bacon & garlic to the eggplant mixture & mix well. Stir in the herb mixture + cheese & set aside.

6. Preheat grill & season trout w/salt & cayenne.

7. Place the trout in the center of a piece of foil. Spoon the dressing into the cavity of the trout. Add the wine & wrap the trout tightly in the foil, forming a pouch.

8. Place the trout on the grill over a low flame & cook 25-30 min or till flaky.

9. Remove from the grill, squeeze lemon or lime juice over the trout & serve on a large platter. Drizzle the entire plate w/extra-virgin olive oil & garnish w/fresh parsley.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.