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Mediterranean Leg of Lamb

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Category: Lamb/Sheep

 Ingredients List

  • 4 Cloves garlic; minced
  • 2 ts Minced fresh or dried
  • -rosemary
  • 1 c Olive oil
  • 1/2 c Red wine vinegar
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Fresh ground pepper
  • 3 1/2 lb Leg of lamb; butterflied


1. In a large glass, ceramic, or stainless steel bowl, whisk together
garlic, rosemary, oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Place lamb in marinade,
turning to coat thoroughly. Marinate 2 to 24 hours.

2. To roast in oven: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Drain marinade from
lamb and discard marinade. Place lamb in a 9- by 12-inch roasting pan.
Roast in oven until medium-rare (about 45 minutes, or until internal
temperature is 135 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer). Let lamb rest
15 minutes before serving. Carve across grain into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
To grill: Prepare a charcoal fire; brush grill rack with vegetable oil.
Drain marinade from lamb and reserve. Place lamb on rack and grill 10
minutes, baste with marinade, turn and grill 10 minutes, baste again, and
turn and cook 10 minutes more. Repeat until internal temperature is 135
degrees F(about 15 minutes more). Rest and carve lamb as for roasting.

Mediterranean Lamb Chops: Marinate 4 lamb sirloin steaks (about 3/4 pound
each) in one half of the marinade; saute steaks in 4 tablespoons olive oil,
3 minutes on each side.

NOTES : Lamb is wonderful when marinated, then roasted in the oven. It is
also delicious grilled. Leftover lamb can be made into sandwiches or used
in salads (see Lamb and White Bean Salad, in this cookbook).

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