back to basics

my favorite red meat is lamb. hands down. every time.

possibly my favorite meat period.

my family only has to mention one word to make me stay for dinner: lamb.

anyways, my dad’s been feeling sorry for himself being sick, so he requested roast lamb for dinner (wish granted). so, i started it while my mom was busy. she’s always cooked it for me, so it was my turn to take a stab at it and hopefully not mess it up.

i followed directions…. and it was delicious!!

so here is the easy (but not quick) recipe….

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roast leg of lamb

ingredients

  • leg of lamb (bone in or not)
  • olive oil
  • rosemary, chopped fine or dried
  • oregano, chopped fine or dried
  • cumin
  • S&P

directions

preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

rinse & pat dry the lamb. rub it with olive oil and season with s&p, rosemary, oregano & cumin. [it is all just according to your taste & eye. don’t be modest on the seasonings because lamb can handle it.]

place the leg of lamb in a shallow roasting pan on a rack. roast for 15 minutes.

reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. roast the lamb for 15 minutes per pound & until the thickest part has reached 155 degrees internally (pink in the middle). [ours was 5.8 lbs so we roasted it for 1:30]

remove from the oven, loosely cover with foil & let it rest for 10 mins.

serve with some delicious roast potatoes & asparagus.

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