Common questions

What is the lamb rump?

What is the lamb rump?

The lamb rump is an individual muscle cut from the hind leg. When roasted and rested, it is very tender with a lot of flavour. There is a layer of fat and skin on the top which crisps up beautifully when cooked. This can be removed before or after cooking.

What temperature should lamb rump be cooked to?


Barbecue roast lamb cooking times (Internal temperature goal)
Lamb Cut Barbecue Temp Medium (65–70°C)
Lamb round, topside roasts, lamb rump 200°C 25 min per 500g
Rack of lamb 200°C 30–35 min total (regardless of weight)
Leg or shoulder (bone in), easy-carve leg, shoulder 180°C 30 min per 500g

Should lamb be covered when roasting?

There’s no need to cover a leg of lamb with foil while it roasts. Due to the longer cooking time of slow roast shoulder, it’s a good idea to cover it with foil to help retain moisture. Take the foil off for the last 30 minutes of the cooking time to let the skin crisp up.

Is rump of lamb tender?

The rump comes from the back of the lamb. This cut is lean, tender and full of flavour – just be careful not to overcook as it will become tough if left to dry out. It is delicious pan-fried whole, finished in the oven for a few minutes, then sliced to reveal its blushing pink centre.

What’s the best lamb to roast?

The leg and rack are the most tender cuts of meat on a lamb, and are at their best when roasted. Roasting is a “dry heat” cooking method, meaning that you do not add any liquid to the meat as you cook it. Tougher cuts of lamb, such as shank and shoulder, are best for braising and stewing.

Can you eat lamb rump rare?

You can eat whole cuts of beef or lamb when they are pink inside – or “rare” – as long as they are cooked on the outside.

What’s the best way to roast a lamb rump?

Instructions Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F Take the lamb out about 15 minutes before roasting to come to room temperature. Pat the lamb rump dry and stab slits in the meat and push a slice of garlic in each slit. Rub the lamb with the olive oil and sprinkle the herbs, salt and pepper over the meat.

How long do you cook Lamb in the oven?

Rub the lamb with the olive oil and sprinkle the herbs, salt and pepper over the meat. Place in a roasting pan about the size of the meat and pop it into the oven for 20 minutes for medium. (If your lamb rump is larger, you’ll need to cook it longer.

Which is better a lamb rump or a leg?

Lamb rump is delicious and full of flavour – in part thanks to the layer of fat that runs across the top. This collection of lamb rump recipes is bound to provide some inspiration for this lesser used cut, which – due to its underrated status – is often cheaper than leg or shoulder.

What kind of puree to use for Lamb rump?

For something a little more delicate, Alan Murchison’s lamb rump with pea purée incorporates the flavours of wild garlic and anchovy with stunning results.

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