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California Roast Lamb Recipe

California Roast Lamb Recipe

This recipe is very easy to make and requires little attention. It goes well with any rice dish, and it's perfect for just about any occasion.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 1 leg of lamb (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 to 5 large fresh artichokes, quartered
  • Fresh lemon slices


  • 1. Cut slits in lamb; insert garlic. Rub meat with salt, pepper and oregano. Roast at 400° for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; roast 1 hour more. Skim off any fat in pan; pour tomato sauce, water and lemon juice over lamb. Place artichokes around meat. Roast 1 hour longer or to desired doneness, basting occasionally with pan juices. Garnish with lemon. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 148 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 278mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.

Reviews for California Roast Lamb

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Auntie-Rhino User ID: 6238180 14983
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"Love, love, love this recipe. I used celery and onion salts along with a lime and Marjoram as I didn't have the other ingredients to hand."

iculpn1 User ID: 6224268 36925
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"it was juicy and delicious!!!!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.