Mediterranean Roast Leg of Lamb

Mediterranean Roast Leg of Lamb

April 19, 2018
: 6
: 15 min
: 2 hr 20 min
: 2 hr 35 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • 1 kg Leg of lamb
  • 2 tbsp Fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp Fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
Directions
  • Step 1 In a small bowl, mix together mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, rosemary, thyme, cumin powder, paprika, black pepper and salt.
  • Step 2 Pierce the leg of lamb with a knife, to insert small slivers of garlic. Place the meat in a large freezer bag, pour the marinade over it and coat the entire lamb with it.
  • Step 3 Place it in the fridge overnight.
  • Step 4 Preheat the oven to 220 C. Place the leg of lamb on a wire rack, place it just above a baking tray filled with water halfway. Roast for 20 minutes.
  • Step 5 Then reduce the heat to 160 C, and continue roasting it for 2 hours.
  • Step 6 Remove the pan from the oven and let the leg of lamb rest for at least 20 minutes before serving.


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