Did you know that you can cook a leg of lamb from frozen?
Cooking a leg of lamb from frozen
A frozen leg of lamb will take longer to cook than a defrosted leg of lamb. You need to allow about a third extra time to make sure the leg of lamb is fully cooked through. That means you need to cook the leg of lamb for 43-45 minutes per 450g for ‘medium’ plus 20 minutes for the joint; and 48-50 minutes per 450g plus 20 minutes for the joint for ‘well-done’.
The only way to check that a frozen leg of lamb is cooked right through is to cut into the meat and check that the inside is not still cold and is not raw. It’s best to overcook it to be safe.
The only foolproof way to check that a frozen leg of lamb is cooked through is to use a cooking thermometer to ensure that the lamb is cooked fully through to the centre: a meat thermometer should register 71C (160F) and for well-done, it should register 77C (170F). We advise you to do this –cooking thermometers are not expensive and you can use it for every cut of meat or poultry.
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