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Rosemary Roasted Lamb Recipe

Rosemary Roasted Lamb Recipe

Who knew so few ingredients could result in such an elegant and savory entree? One bite will make this no-fuss main dish memorable.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 2 hours 5 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 leg of lamb (7 to 9 pounds)

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic, salt and rosemary; rub over lamb. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Place lamb, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours longer 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: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked lamb equals 357 calories, 21 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 629 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 40 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.