Greek Style Roast Leg of Lamb

Greek Style Roast Leg of Lamb

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1/2 c virgin olive; Good-quality
2 tb dried
Sprigs fresh mint; or parsley
1 c lemon juice; Fresh squeezed
1 tb Dried basil; hand rubbed
1 ts Salt
1 8-lb leg of lamb, fresh
1 tb Thyme; or savory or sage
2 tb Dried rosemary; hand rubbed
1 lg bulb garlic; (at least 6
2 cloves fresh garlic

Original recipe makes 1



For marinade, mix together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, oregano, rosemary, basil, salt and pepper (if desired), thyme, savory or sage (if desired). Blend well and save the lemon halves for the roasting pan. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Trim off all fat, this makes a big difference in flavor- lamb fat is not delicious. Cut 3-6 cloves garlic into slivers. Make several deep incisions in meat, on top and bottom of roast, with knife and insert garlic slivers. Place lamb leg on rack into roasting pan. Put squeezed lemon halves from marinade into bottom of pan. Brush lamb with marinade before roasting, place in oven and immediately reduce heat to 350 degrees. Baste meat with marinade every 20 minutes while roasting, until meat reaches desired doneness (roast at 10 minutes per pound for rare; 15 minutes per pound for medium; and 20 minutes per pound for well done. Let roast rest 10 minutes in pan after removing it from the oven before carving. Serves 1 person per pound. Garnish with mint sprigs or parsley.

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Trim the fat? Why would you do that, the fat adds extra flavor! Other than that a good recipe, a chili added to the marinade is an extra touch
Nickoburgo 3y ago

This was delic!!!!!!!!!!! We loved this recipe and will use it! I used a Ninga Bullet to mix the marinade which made it pretty simple to make! We also added potatoes to the pan!
Breeviola 5y ago

Great recipe! I did not have a rack at the time, but placed the lamb right on the lemons to keep off bottom of pan. Excellent
Glutenfreechef99 5y ago

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