This recipe is Chrissy (aka Christmas in Australia) all over - an innovative stuffing of sweet dried plums, white wine and bread get a crunchy lift from Macadamia nuts, all tucked inside a tender, sustainably raised True Aussie lamb leg. It's a simple, special dish that's ready to claim the holiday table.
Follow along with our how-to recipe video on YouTube.
1 boneless Australian leg of lamb
Olive oil for cooking
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 ounces dried plums
½ cup white wine
1 cup water
½ cup raw sugar
4 ounces strong white bread, cut into small cubes
Salt and ground white pepper
3 ounces unsalted macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 300°F.
Simmer dried plums, white wine, water and sugar until soft, remove the plums and reduce the syrup until sticky, approximately 10 minutes.
Place the bread into a bowl and pour the plum mixture over while hot so as to allow the juices to soak into the bread. Season with salt and white pepper. Add the macadamias and mix until combined.
Stuff the cavity of the leg of lamb with the prepared stuffing. Use a wooden skewer to hold the opening together while cooking.
Rub the surface with some olive oil, salt and pepper, and place prepared leg on a rack in roasting pan. Cook in oven, uncovered, for 1¼ hours.
Remove from oven and cover with foil. Allow to rest 10-15 minutes.