Have you ever roasted a leg of lamb before? It may sound intimidating but it turns to be so easy. I know, it seems incredibly daunting but it’s so much easier than you think, all you need a good quality lamb and a lot of spices.
Whether boneless or bone-in, tender lamb leg makes a dramatic centerpiece for a holiday table, perfect for special occasions when you have a special guest you can get it ready a day before leaving it in the fridge then just place it in the oven for the dinner.
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Servings For : 2 – 4 People Prep Time : 2 Hour
leg of lamb
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
paprika 1 tablespoons
onion powder 1 tablespoons
garlic powder 1 tablespoons
1 tablespoons 7 mix spices
1/2 tablespoons cardamon powder
1/2 tablespoons dry Rosemary
thyme 1/2 teaspoons
oregano 1/2 teaspoons
1 lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.
Pat lamb dry with paper towels.
In a small bowl, combine garlic, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, Paprika garlic powder onion powder, salt, and pepper.
Place the lamb in a baking dish and cover with aluminium foil really well.
Place into oven and roast until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees F for medium, about 1 hour 45 minutes- 2 hours. or until desired doneness. We like our meat with rice, so I made this yellow rice with vegetables. And I placed the lamb on the top with some roasted nuts.
How long to cook lamb leg in the oven?
Rare: About 15 minutes per pound or until internal temperature registers 125 degrees F.
Medium-Rare: About 20 minutes per pound or until internal temperature registers 130°F to 135°F
Medium: About 25 minutes per pound or until internal temperature registers 135°F to 140°F
Well-Done: About 30 minutes per pound or until internal temperature registers 155°F to 165°F
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1. You can season your lamb ahead of time and just place it in the oven when it the time for dinner.
2. You can cut the leg of lamb halfway through and filled it with rice.
3. Check how many pounds is your lamb to know too many hours should you cook it.
4. Remember the roasted lamb will rest for some time (about 15 minutes) before serving. During this time, the lamb will continue to cook and its internal temperature will rise.