Rosemary Leg of Lamb Recipe
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 bone-in leg of lamb (7 to 9 pounds), trimmed
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup beef broth
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper; rub over meat. Place on a rack in a large roasting pan.
- 2. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours or until the meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°;). Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
- 3. Meanwhile, pour pan drippings and loosened brown bits into a small saucepan. Skim fat. Combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Whisk into drippings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with lamb. Yield: 10-12 servings.
1 serving (1 slice) equals 220 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 268 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 33 g protein.
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.