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Delicious Roast Leg of Lamb

About to roast a leg of lamb with veg



How to cook roast lamb so that it remains moist and tender

Easy Recipes Rating: Easy

Hands-On Time: 5 Minutes

Hands-Off Time: 60 mins

Roast lamb and veg, ingredients

For a dinner for 4 to 6 persons, you'll need

  • 3 pound/ 1.5 kg leg of lamb
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 heaped ts garlic granules
  • 1 tb dried oregano
  • 3 rosemary sprigs
  • salt and pepper

Learn how to cook roast lamb leg to perfection

Here's how to cook the roast leg of lamb

  • Preheat the oven to 380F/180C

  • Butterfly the leg of lamb by cutting two or three gussets in the thick part of the meat so that the lamb flattens out. You can leave in the bone if you wish, but cut along it so that the meat flanks around it

  • Rub all the ingredients over the lamb

  • Place in the center of a preheated oven and allow 20 minutes for one pound/500 grams. So for this 3 pound leg of lamb, it will take 60 minutes

  • Allow to rest before carving

  • Serve with gravy and roast potatoes and roast sweet potatoes.

Tips on How to Cook Roast Lamb Leg

  • For pink lamb, that's slightly underdone, allow 20 - 25 minutes per pound/ 500 grams

  • For medium, allow 25 - 30 mins/ pound

  • For well done, allow 30 - 35 mins/ pound

  • we butterfly the meat to even out the cooking time so that the meat is all about the same thickness

  • always allow the meat to rest before carving. It will continue to cook while resting and the meat firms up too, making it easier to carve

  • Save the bits to make delicious sandwiches

  • If I'm having a few more people for a roast dinner, I'd rather purchase two small legs than one large leg. As you can imagine, a small leg of lamb is likely to be more tender than one from a larger animal

How to cook roast lamb leg to perfection

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