This Rosemary and Garlic Leg of Lamb Roast is an amazing, tender cut of meat slow roasted to perfection.
Rosemary and Garlic Leg of Lamb Roast
This simple, slow-roasted leg of lamb is perfect for a holiday meal or any other special occasion.
Servings: 8 servings
- 5 pound boneless leg of lamb
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 8 medium garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Using your hands, rub the lamb all over with lemon juice. Pat the garlic and rosemary evenly all over the surface of the meat. Season the meat with salt and pepper and place the lamb in a roasting pan.
- Roast the lamb for 20 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F. and continue to roast (general rule is 30 minutes per pound) 2 to 2½ hours, or until meat thermometer inserted into center of the roast registers 145 to 150°F.
- Remove the lamb from the oven and allow to rest for about 15 minutes before carving (the temperature will continue to rise about 5 or 6 more degrees).
- The weight of a leg of lamb can vary from 4 to 6 pounds (typically). Cooking time will vary depending on size, as will the number of servings.
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 328kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 52g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 160mg, Sodium: 1028mg, Potassium: 754mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 25IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 5mg
This was the best roast lamb recipe that we have ever tried. It turned out fabulous – tender, juicy and just tasting incredible. Easy too! Thank you!
Do you cover with foil after the first 20 mins, or at all?
Not at all.
The seasoning was great; however, 30 min per pound was way too long for a lamb prepared to medium rare, which is the way my family likes it. I should have noticed that the meat temperature wasn’t mentioned in the recipe.
Thanks- here are some tips on lamb temperatures, if using a thermometer: http://startcooking.com/safe-cooking-temperatures-lamb
In the oven now — adding some potatoes to roast as well!
For dinner tonight!
Cool- hope ya like it as much as we do!