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California Roast Lamb

 California Roast Lamb
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.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 serving (1 each) equals 148 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 278 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.