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Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary

Roast lamb is perfect for Eastertime or any special occasion. This succulent dish calls for a flavorful rosemary, garlic and onion rub.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), basting occasionally with pan juices. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked lamb: 318 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.

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  • ebramkamp
    Apr 13, 2017

    I have made this for company and it was well received. Rosemary and lamb are such a nice pairing. The second time I made this I served it with a quick balsamic vinegar reduction. This is definitely a dish you will be proud to serve.

  • kmpatch
    Mar 20, 2016

    Easy and flavorful. A 7-pound leg cooked to medium rare in 2-1/2 hours.