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Greek-Style Roast Leg of Lamb

January 28, 2018

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This lamb recipe so easy and yummy! We made it over the holidays for one of our bigger family meals, and there were almost no leftovers.

You will need:

  • 4 lb leg of lamb
  • 1 T sea salt
  • 2 t black pepper
  • 6 cloves of garlic, half cut into slivers and half chopped
  • 2 T fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 T fresh thyme
  • 2 t dried oregano
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

Then you will…

  1. Place the lamb in a roasting pan with a raised rack. Season with the salt and pepper.
  2. Pierce the leg of lamb with a knife and insert the slivers of garlic all around the surface.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining garlic, rosemary, thyme, oregano, oil, mustard, paprika, and the lemon juice and zest.
  4. Pour the marinade on top of the lamb and gently rub into the lamb.
  5. Cover the lamb loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Remove from the refrigerator an hour before cooking and throw away the plastic wrap.
  7. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  8. Pour enough water into the pan to cover the bottom without touching the lamb.
  9. Roast the lamb for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees.
  10. Roast an additional 1 1/2 to 2 hours, adding more water if needed, until the lamb reaches 145 degrees (medium rare) to 160 degrees (medium).
  11. Remove the lamb, cover with foil, and allow to rest for 15 minutes before carving.
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Roast Lamb Chops

January 8, 2015

20141226 Lamb 01My mom also had some bone-in center lamb chops at the house for the holidays. We decided to marinate them and bake them for a yummy addition to our holiday feast.

You will need:

  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T rosemary
  • 1 T oregano
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 t cracked pepper
  • 1/2 t ground mustard
  • 1 lb lamb chops

Then you will…

  1. Combine olive oil, lemon zest, garlic and spices in a medium bowl.
  2. Toss the lamb with the marinade and let sit for at least 2 hours.
  3. Allow the lamb to rest on the counter at least 45 minutes before baking.
  4. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Spread the lamb on a baking dish with sides.
  6. Bake 10-15 minutes per side, or until the chops reach the desired level of doneness for you.
  7. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.
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