This recipe is one of my favorites. I always thought that lamb and saffron would make a good pair, but as it turns out its one of the most delicious combinations. The recipe is very easy and I will guide you through every step.
You will need:
A leg of lamb
saffron ( I used 1 gr., but you can use less)
Garlic (2 cloves)
thyme (preferably fresh)
2 medium onions
a small glass of water
You grease a baking pan and place the lamb leg (the part you want roasted facing down) in it, rub the salt, pepper and garlic cloves on the leg. Season the leg with the saffron (for this particular recipe it is better to use saffron in powder). Cut the onions in four pieces each and spread them around the pan. You place the fresh thyme on the leg and if you use garlic cloves you put them under the leg.
When finished with the seasoning you pour a little bit of water in each corner of the pan.
Preheat the oven at 180- 200 Celsius and bake it for about 50min. Change the oven to grill, flip the leg and increase temperature to maximum; bake for another 30min.
TIP: The best way to accompany this dish is with roasted potatoes, put them in a smaller baking pan and season them with thyme, rosemary, cumin, salt, pepper and just a small pinch of saffron. Bake them the same way you bake the lamb leg.
For salad I strongly recommend a green salad with vinaigrette sauce.