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Roast Leg of Lamb

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing

Makes

10 servings

"A simple herb mixture on this roast provides irresistible flavor," relates Sharon Cusson of Augusta, Maine.
Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 bone-in leg of lamb (6 to 8 pounds), trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place lamb on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, fat side up. Cut 12-14 slits 1/2 in. deep in roast. Combine garlic, thyme, marjoram, oregano, salt and pepper; spoon 2 teaspoons into the slits. Brush roast with oil; rub with remaining herb mixture.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Let meat stand 15 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked lamb: 227 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.

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