Christmas Leg Of Lamb

Christmas Leg Of Lamb


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Consider making a roast leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary for your Christmas table centerpiece.

  • 1 Leg Of Lamb (6 to 7 Pounds)
  • 8 Garlic Cloves (Slivered)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Rosemary (Crushed)
  • 1 Medium Onion (Cut In Half Crosswise)
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare lamb for roasting by cutting away the hipbone and all the excess fat. Remove the cellophane-like fell.
  3. With a sharp paring knife make small incisions in the meat and insert garlic slivers. Rub lamb with olive oil and rosemary and place in a heavy roasting pan, fat side down, along with the onion and the hipbone (with most of its fat removed). Sprinkle meat with kosher salt and pepper.
  4. Place in oven on lowest rack for 60 minutes, basting every 15 minutes. Turn fat side up after 30 minutes. Remove all liquid from pan and pour 3/4 cup water into pan. Continue roasting for another 15 minutes until internal temperature reaches 130 degrees for rare.
  5. Remove from oven and place bone under roast to serve as a rack in the pan. Let lamb rest 20 minutes.
  6. Carve and serve with pan gravy.
  7. Serves 6 to 8
  8. Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 75 Minutes Total Time: 95 Minutes
  9. "Work With What You Got!"
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Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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