Herb and Garlic Roast Leg of Lamb

Here's another perfect company dinner. Kosher salt is free of additives and is coarser grained than regular table salt. Table salt can be substituted.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 10

Ingredients

1/4
cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crumbled
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crumbled
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
teaspoons kosher salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
5- to 6-pound boneless leg of lamb
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F.
  • 2 In small bowl, stir all ingredients except lamb until well mixed.
  • 3 Place lamb in shallow roasting pan (keep netting or string on lamb). Spread herb mixture over entire surface of lamb. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of lamb and does not rest in fat.
  • 4 Roast uncovered 2 hours 5 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes for medium-rare or until thermometer reads 140°F. (For medium doneness, bake until thermometer reads 155°F.)
  • 5 Remove from oven; cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes or until thermometer reads 145°F (or 160°F for medium doneness). Remove netting or string before serving. Serve with pan juices if desired.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    370
    (
    Calories from Fat
    180),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    20g
    20%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    155mg
    155%;
    Sodium
    590mg
    590%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    0g
    0%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    48g
    48%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 7 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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