Anchovy and Rosemary Lamb

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by chia2160

from the april edition of gourmet, this is simple and delicious. prep time doesn't incluse 1 hour of marinating.

Top Review by graffeetee

this was so yummy! i will be making my roasted legs of lamb this way from now on. i made a few changes, dried rosemary since that's what i had, anchovy paste instead of anchovy fillets, and reduced the olive oil. the flavors all blend together deliciously.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinate lamb:.
  2. Mince garlic and anchovies and mash to a paste with a large heavy knife, then stir together with oil and rosemary in a small bowl. Pat lamb dry and transfer, fat side up, to rack in pan. Make several small 1-inch-deep slits in lamb with a paring knife, then rub marinade over entire surface of lamb, pushing some marinade into slits. Marinate lamb, loosely covered, at room temperature 1 hour.
  3. Roast lamb:.
  4. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. Sprinkle lamb all over with salt and pepper, then roast until thermometer inserted into thickest part of lamb (almost to the bone but not touching it) registers 125°F for medium-rare, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours (temperatures in thinner parts of leg may register up to 160°F). Let stand 30 minutes before slicing.

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