Leg of Lamb

Leg of Lamb

Leg of Lamb

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs leg of lamb, bone-in
  • 1 tsp ground rosemary (or use 2 tsp. freshly minced)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepepr
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp oilve oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F
  • Mix rosemary, salt & pepper in small dish. Rub half of mixture over larger end of leg of lamb
  • Slice 2 garlic cloves into 15 slivers and mix with remaining spices in bowl
  • Cut 15 small slits in leg of lamb and fill with spiced garlic cloves in
  • Rub 3 tbsp. olive oil over the surface of the lamb
  • Place lamb on a rack in the center of roasting pan and place in preheated oven
  • Cook for 15 minutes at 450°F and then lower heat to 350°F for 75 minutes
  • Remove from oven and test with meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of leg; consider lamb done at 130-140°F (temperature will rise about 5 degrees out of oven).
  • Cover with aluminum foil and let rest 10-15 minutes.
  • Slice thinly and serve

Notes

Please remember that each oven is different. Always use a meat thermometer to check on internal temp of roast at different times.