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Roasted Italian Leg of Lamb

Roasted Italian Leg of LambRecipe courtesy of the American Lamb Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

5 to 8 pounds boneless or bone in leg of lamb
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut slits in the roast and insert garlic.
  2. Make paste with oil, Parmesan and basil, rub over roast.
  3. Season leg with salt and pepper.
  4. Place roast in cooking bag and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Place bag with roast in 350°F (175°C) oven for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes or until internal temperature is 135°F (57.2°C) to 140°F (60°C) for medium rare.
  6. Let rest 10 minutes before carving.
  7. Wonderful served with roasted potatoes and green beans.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the American Lamb Board.