The Big Fat Surprise - lamb noisettes with spinach, rosemary and haloumi inside. This is dedicated to Nina Teicholz, the author of Big Fat Surprise. The ultimate book on nutrition which took 7 years of research and lifts the lid on the myths surrounding the science of food, policies and nutrition. |
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Big Fat Surprise

The healthy mediterranean diet is summed up by my "Big Fat Surprise". Suculent lamb rolled around haloumi cheese and leafy greens. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Gluten Free, Grain free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Wheat Free
Keyword Big Fat Surprise
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 421 kcal



  1. If your cut of lamb is too thick (I bought a butterflied leg of lamb) then using a meat tenderiser or rolling pin, hammer it out until it is thin enough to roll up. Roughly 1.5cm / 0.6 inch.
  2. Place a layer of spinach (or any leafy greens) on top of the lamb.
  3. Cut the haloumi into strips and place onto the spinach.
  4. Sprinkle fresh rosemary, salt and pepper all over.
  5. Roll up tightly and place toothpicks along the length of the meat to stop the lamb from opening whilst cooking.
  6. Oil a roasting dish and roll the rolled lamb noisettes in the oil. Add more salt and pepper to your taste.
  7. Cook at 180C/350F for 30 - 40 minutes depending on the size and thickness of the lamb. I like mine slightly undercooked in the centre.
  8. Remove from the heat and cut into 5cm/2 inch noisettes.
Nutrition Facts
Big Fat Surprise
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 232
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.8g 40%
Total Carbohydrates 0.4g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 0.05g
Protein 44g 88%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.