Marinated Boned Leg of Lamb
photo by Bergy
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 15mins
6 Servings depending on the size of the leg
- 2⁄3 cup chopped onion
- 3⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup vinegar
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon oregano
- 1 bay leaf, crushed
- 2 cloves garlic, crushe
- 6 -7 lbs leg of lamb, deboned
- Marinate the lamb overnight in the fridge.
- Drain the meat next morning but reserve the marinade.
- Put the leg on a rack, fat side up.
- Brush with marinade and broil for 10 minutes on each side or until golden, baste occasionally.
- Place lamb on middle rack lower temp to 325f and roast until just pink apprx 2 hrs (depending on the size of the roast)- Check internal temp and if done ahead of the time remove from oven and cover with foil.
- Remember that the lamb will continue to cook even out of the oven.
- For the last 40 minutes roast some potatoes around the roast.
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My first foray into cooking and eating leg o' lamb, and I must say--what a GREAT introduction this was! Very tasty--the aroma while its baking is unbelievably rich. I followed recipe exactly, except I shoved a knife into the roast (after the broiling part) and forced a few sprigs of rosemary into the meat. Also, I added about a cup of water to the bottom of the baking pan to get some steamy-stuff going on. With about 40 minutes left to the baking time, I added small potatoes to the pan (they sat in the little bit of water-drippings) to roast them alongside the meat....mmmmm! Served with roasted baby carrots (glazed w/brown sugar). Dessert was a pumpkin cheesecake (also from RecipeZaar!). Yummy Christmas dinner. Thank you Bergy for another "count on it!" recipe.
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