Roast Leg Of Lamb Recipes


Slow. For a weekend spring dinner that yields plenty of leftovers for the week, try a whole leg of lamb. The lamb is rubbed with mint, lemon, and garlic and then roasted until juicy and tender. When buying, if you can, choose young lamb, which is tender, with a mild flavor. Look for firm, finely grained, pale- to dark-pink meat. The layer of fat should be smooth and white, and any cut bone should be porous, moist, and red. See the ingredient tip for more on what to ask your butcher when you buy this cut. Watch our video on carving a leg of lamb into perfect, tender slices.

Slow. Looking for an impressive lamb roast recipe? Slow-roasted boneless leg of lamb comes out extra tender with a crisp, well-browned crust and juicy pink meat flavored with garlic, rosemary, and lemon zest.

Rosemary. An overnight rest allows the Provençal blend of herbs and garlic that dot this leg of lamb to infuse the meat. Arranging the potatoes cut side down in a single layer beneath the lamb guarantees maximum caramelization.

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