Greek-Style Herb Roasted Leg Of Lamb

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11Ingredients
85Minutes
1100Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 inch lamb (lrg, 6-10 lb leg of fresh, with bone)
  • 1 garlic (lrg Bulb of, at least 6 cloves don't use powder)
  • 1 sprig fresh mint (/parsley for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil (Good quality, spanish preferred)
  • 3 cloves garlic (fresh, crushed into paste)
  • 1 cup lemon juice (Fresh squeezed, 3-4 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons rubbed (x -3 dried oregano, between palms to release fl)
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary (hand rubbed to release flavor or groun)
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil (hand rubbed to release flavor or ground)
  • 1 tablespoon savory (Thyme, or sage yo)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (and freshly ground black pepper to taste option)
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    Directions

    1. For marinade, mix together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, oregano, rosemary, basil, salt and pepper (if desired), thyme, savory or sage (if desired). Blend well and save the lemon halves for the roasting pan.
    2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Trim off all fat, this makes a big difference in flavor- lamb fat is not delicious. Cut 3-6 cloves garlic into slivers.
    3. Make several deep incisions in meat, on top and bottom of roast, with knife and insert garlic slivers. Place lamb leg on rack into roasting pan. Put squeezed lemon halves from marinade into bottom of pan. Brush lamb with marinade before roasting, place in oven and immediately reduce heat to 350 degrees. Baste meat with marinade every 20 minutes while roasting, until meat reaches desired doneness (roast at 10 minutes per pound for rare; 15 minutes per pound for medium; and 20 minutes per pound for well done. Let roast rest 10 minutes in pan afte
    4. Serves 1 person per pound. Garnish with mint sprigs or parsley.
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    NutritionView More

    1100Calories
    Sodium99% DV2370mg
    Fat169% DV110g
    Protein6% DV3g
    Carbs13% DV40g
    Fiber28% DV7g
    Calories1100Calories from Fat990
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat110g169%
    Saturated Fat16g80%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium2370mg99%
    Potassium580mg17%
    Protein3g6%
    Calories from Fat990
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate40g13%
    Dietary Fiber7g28%
    Sugars5g10%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C210%
    Calcium35%
    Iron40%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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