Easy Leg of Lamb

Easy Leg of Lamb is just that. It’s a simple recipe with amazing flavor! You’ll knock their socks off with this amazing dish! PERFECT Holiday Dinner!!!!

Easy Leg of Lamb

I for one, have always been incredibly intimidated with an expensive piece of meat – such as a leg of lamb. Well, I’m not anymore. I made the most DELICIOUS leg of lamb and it was so easy – that’s why I’m telling you it’s truly an Easy Leg of Lamb recipe. You’re going to want to drive over and give me a hug after making this. You’ll knock the socks off of everyone, and the prep? is NOTHING! PLUS I’m not going to lie, this made me feel like the FANCIEST chef ever. Keep reading I’ll guide you through!

Easy Leg of Lamb 1

I’m not going to lie, Lamb is something I usually only order when I’m out to eat. But, I decided that I need to make it – I have a son who LOVES lamb! So I knew I had to do something. I could have make a lamb chop, but I decided to go ahead and make a leg – I used boneless but the recipe for Easy Leg of Lamb can also be used with a bone in leg. Only timing might change slightly.

Easy Leg of Lamb 2

I used a nice red wine in Easy Leg of Lamb. Just to pass on a tip I heard, don’t be so cheap when using cooking wine. If you wouldn’t want a glass…why would you cook with it? I’ve kept that in my head when cooking with wine ever since.

Also, I’m a cheater…I used pre-minced garlic (you can probably tell from the pictures). Garlic is the bane of my existance…I LOVE LOVE LOVE it but I find it a huge pain to work with. I don’t feel like chopping and pounding 15 garlic cloves. But if you want to? Please do! I just was making this recipe as EASY as possible! That’s my style.

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On to the recipe!

Easy Leg of Lamb

Ingredients

  • 1 Leg of Lamb - fat trimmed to 1/4 inch and tied
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic, minced or equivilant of pre-minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp fresh, chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 C red wine, dry

Instructions

  1. Score the fat of the lamb - make shallow cuts with a sharp knife all thru the fat
  2. Mix garlic, rosemary and pepper together to make a paste
  3. Rub paste all over lamb, pour wine over lamb
  4. Let lamb sit with paste on it at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  6. After lamb has sat marinating, place lamb into oven (uncovered)
  7. Cook for 15 minutes
  8. Lower heat to 350
  9. Baste Lamb with juices every 15 minutes
  10. Cook lamb to Medium Rare (my preference) by cooking meat until the middle is 130-135 degrees.
  11. Once lamb has reached that temperature take lamb out of oven and let it rest for 15 minutes. Lamb will continue cooking until it reaches 140 degrees (which is medium rare) and then you can slice the lamb.
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