Leg of Lamb with Garlic Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 28mins
Recipe by Kelly M.

This lamb is fabulous! Dont let the amount of garlic scare you away...it cooks up very nicely. I made this lamb last week and roasted perfectly, it was absolutely fantastic. I adapted this recipe slightly from a cookbook called "Mediterranean, The Beautiful Cookbook". Delicious!

Top Review by srweezy

I just made this for Easter Dinner for my guys who love lamb. It came out perfect. I did tweek it a little. About 1/2 hour before the roast was done, I put the potatoes and veggies (green beans, asparagas and pearl onions) in with the roast with 1/2 cup of a cabernet sauvignon for some extra liquid. Then I followed the directions, but I thickened the gravy with some corn starch. The boys loved it...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make shallow slits all over lamb and insert garlic slivers into slits.
  3. Rub lamb with oil and rub with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary.
  4. Place lamb in roasting pan on a rack.
  5. Roast lamb for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until temperature reaches 140 degrees when thermometer is inserted for medium rare, or longer if you like it more well done.
  6. You may want to check it early to ensure not to overcook.
  7. Remember lamb will continue to cook while it rests.
  8. While the lamb is roasting, combine the whole garlic cloves, 1/2 cup wine and 1/2 cup broth over medium high heat.
  9. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until garlic cloves are very soft when tested with a fork, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  11. When the lamb is done, remove to a platter and tent with foil.
  12. Add the garlic puree to the juices in the roasting pan and heat on the stove top.
  13. (If using a pan that is not stove top safe, combine the juices and the garlic puree in a small saucepan to heat).
  14. Add additional broth if needed to thin to your liking.
  15. Adjust the seasonings at this point if needed.
  16. Carve the lamb and serve with garlic sauce on the side.

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