Jon’s red wine sauce for lamb


As you may know, I (Jon) have a tendency to turn up in the kitchen and cook a range of dishes and banquet meals with red wine sauce. I’ve decided to share my recipe for red wine sauce/reduction with you, which has been described by Maria as “orgasmic” and “the best dang sauce I’ve ever tasted!” :)


red wine sauce meat



  • ½ bottle red wine (e.g Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • ½ bottle Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 cl olive oil
  • 4 shallots
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • juice from 1 lime
  • rosemary
  • basil
  • mint
  • salt
  • peppar

Method: Red wine sauce and lamb

Pour all ingredients into a large, food-safe plastic bag and mix thoroughly. Place the meat in the bag and cover with sauce. Marinate in the fridge for 24 – 36 hours. Turn the meat 2 – 3 times during the marinade process.

Set the oven to 180 C. Take out the lamb and place in an oven dish. Pour over about half of the red wine sauce. Roast the lamb in the oven and pour over a little more sauce after about an hour. A 2kg leg of lamb needs about 1 ½ hours in the oven. Pour the tasty and aromatic red wine sauce reduction from the oven dish over the lamb for a wonderful, powerful, and full-bodied flavour! Tastes best together with roast vegetables, mushrooms fried in garlic butter, char grilled capsicum and mint peas.

red wine sauce

Red wine reduction and other dishes

If you are a vegetarian, you can of course make wonderfully tasty vegetarian dishes with my sauce. (Just be aware that Worcestershire Sauce contains anchovies).


I hope you give my red wine sauce a try at home. It goes down a treat for a Sunday lunch, or any holiday banquet-type meal.

Good luck, and let me know how yours tastes!

Bon appetit!


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  • Reply
    Beauty Unearthly
    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 08:22

    It is very very tasty!!!

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    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 10:05

    Good recipe Job, for sure must be very tasty! Im vegetarian but I like your sauce with red wine. Happy weekend guys! Kisses! xo

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      Maria Ljungström
      Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:27

      It works with veggies to…you must try it lilli dear :) XO

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    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:05

    ¡¡¡Feliz Año Nuevo desde España !!!

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    ✫ Fru Eriksson
    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:41

    Mumms & Waooo vilka fantastiskt vackra & läskande foto …
    God fortsättning på 2014 önskar jag!

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    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 14:59

    That dish looks so delicious and the platting is beautiful!


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    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 16:08

    I don’t like meat, but I’m sure people who like, must love it!
    Happy New Year!

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    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 17:17 looks amazing.My fave meal is meat and potatoes together
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    therese sundström
    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 17:58

    Tack för din kloka kommentar! Kul att kika in din fina blogg, med massa tips och inspiration!

    Gott nytt år på dig också!
    Kram T

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    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 23:35

    looks amazing! happy new year!

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    Hope Howland
    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 05:02

    Oooh this looks amazing!!! I love using wine in cooking it adds so much flavor! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Happy New Year!

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    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 05:51

    Wow, I am salivating reading this, and my stomach is growling! Looks and sounds amazing!

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      Maria Ljungström
      Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:33

      haha im glad you are salivating..its a must try :) LOVE

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    Jamie Rose
    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:05

    Yum! This recipe looks absolutely delicious!

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    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 23:10

    I´m sure it´s delicious! Many thanks for the recipe and happy New Year <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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    Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 01:04

    This looks completely delicious!

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    ox from NYC!

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    Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 08:53

    Whoah these look soooo delicious!!! :-)

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    Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 18:56

    Wow, this looks scrumptious! Mushrooms go so well with meat dishes. Yum!

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    Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 19:41

    Wow, vilket smarrigt recept ;) måste testas vid nästa fest! Kram Fia

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