Springtime Cooking – How to Roast a Leg of Lamb

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How to Cook a Leg of LambOk, this is a classic from my childhood!  We thank Westside Market NYC for offering to share their recipe for this yummy holiday fare –

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Semi Boneless Leg of Lamb (6-7lbs.)
  • 2 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Chopped Rosemary Leaves
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Roll of Butcher Twine

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven at 400⁰F.
  • Open side of the meat and season with 1 tbsp. of minced garlic, 1 tbsp. of kosher salt, 1 tsp. of ground black pepper, and kindly close up the two sides of the meat and tie it with a butcher twine.
  • Season the outside of the meat with 1 tbsp. of minced garlic, 1 tbsp. of kosher salt, 1 tsp. of ground black pepper, the olive oil and rosemary.
  • Place the meat into a 16 X 11 X 4 roasting pan, add the 2 cups of water and place into a wire rack.
  • Roast the seasoned leg of lamb in the preheated oven for 1.5 hours or until the meat has reached an internal temperature of 140⁰F.

 

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