A day ahead:
Mix the curry paste with 2 tablesp. of the oil and the garlic, spread it over the lamb, cover and leave in the fridge overnight.
To roast or barbecue:
Set the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200ºC (400ºF) / heat or light the barbecue.
Heat a large pan, place the lamb on the hot pan, season and brown well on both sides then place on a roasting dish and cook for 45 mins. approx for pink lamb.
Place the lamb on the hot barbecue and cook for 20/25 minutes approx. on each side over a medium heat.
Mix the yoghurt with 2 tablesp. mint, 1 tablesp. oil and seasoning.
To butterfly a leg of lamb
Your butcher will prepare this for you with a little notice! If you'd like to do it yourself -- this is how. The idea is to open the leg of lamb out flat, removing the bones.
- Place the leg on a board with the thinner covering of flesh uppermost. Locate the first bone and slice along the length of it, cutting right down to the bone.
- Cut the meat away from the bone. Ease out the bone and repeat with the 2 remaining bones.
- Open out the meat and trim excess fat.