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Greek Style Roast Leg of Lamb

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Category: Meat, Greek, Lamb/Sheep

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lg (6-10 lb) leg of fresh lamb
  • -with bone in
  • 1 lg Bulb of garlic (at least 6
  • -cloves) don't use powder
  • Sprigs fresh mint/parsley
  • -for garnish


1/2 c Good quality virgin olive
-oil spanish preferred
2-3 cloves fresh garlic
-crushed into paste
1 c Fresh squeezed lemon juice
-3-4 lemons
2-3 tablespoon dried
-oregano rubbed between
-palms to release flavor
2 tb Dried rosemary hand rubbed
-to release flavor or ground
1 tb Dried basil hand rubbed to
-release flavor or ground
1 tb Thyme savory or sage your
-choice optional
1 ts Salt and freshly ground
-black pepper to taste

For marinade, mix together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, oregano,
rosemary, basil, salt and pepper (if desired), thyme, savory or sage (if
desired). Blend well and save the lemon halves for the roasting pan.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Trim off all fat, this makes a big difference
in flavor- lamb fat is not delicious. Cut 3-6 cloves garlic into slivers.
Make several deep incisions in meat, on top and bottom of roast, with knife
and insert garlic slivers. Place lamb leg on rack into roasting pan. Put
squeezed lemon halves from marinade into bottom of pan. Brush lamb with
marinade before roasting, place in oven and immediately reduce heat to 350
degrees. Baste meat with marinade every 20 minutes while roasting, until
meat reaches desired doneness (roast at 10 minutes per pound for rare; 15
minutes per pound for medium; and 20 minutes per pound for well done. Let
roast rest 10 minutes in pan after removing it from the oven before
carving. Serves 1 person per pound. Garnish with mint sprigs or parsley.

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