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Marinated Leg of Lamb

Marinated Leg of LambLeg of lamb has wonderful flavor and is naturally tender. This classic recipe for leg of lamb uses a citrus and spice marinade that your family and guests will definitely enjoy. The side dish of Simple Risotto with Peas & Parmesan is a subtle complement to this delectable entrée, and Orange & Feta Fudgy Brownies add a decidedly Mediterranean flair.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
1/4 cup hot water
1/3 cup vinegar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 (4 to 5-pound) leg of lamb

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix bouillon and water in medium bowl until dissolved. Add vinegar, lemon juice, oil, lemon peel, garlic, basil and thyme; stir until well combined.
  2. Place lamb in large plastic bag; pour marinade over lamb. Refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours. Turn lamb over halfway through.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease roasting pan.
  4. Place lamb in prepared pan; reserve marinade.
  5. Bake, marinating every 30 minutes with reserved marinade, for 2 hours or until golden brown. Discard any remaining marinade.
  6. Serve with roasted vegetables and potatoes, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.