Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary Recipe
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup minced fresh rosemary
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 bone-in leg of lamb (5 to 6 pounds), trimmed
- 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Combine the oil, rosemary, onion, garlic, salt and pepper; rub over lamb. Place fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
- 2. Bake, uncovered, 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°), basting occasionally with pan juices. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.
5 ounces cooked lamb equals 318 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 36 g protein.
Reviews for Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary
"Easy and flavorful. A 7-pound leg cooked to medium rare in 2-1/2 hours."
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.