How To Cook Leg of Lamb: 3 Recipes With Great Results

How To Cook Leg of Lamb: 3 Recipes With Great Results
From Fine Dining Lovers - March 14, 2018

A classic leg of lamb is a thing of beauty: succulent, perfectly browned, and tender. So what's the trick to making a perfect leg of lamb?

It's really all about the slow roasting. Cooking the leg of lamb over low heat for hours helps dissolve the tough fat which results in juicy meat that literally falls of the bone.

The alternative would be roasting the leg of lamb at high heat for a shorter period of time (about 30 minutes per kg) to obtain a medium-rare meat. However, less experienced cooks run the risk of overcooking the lamb and ending up with tough meat. Why not try a foolproof method of cooking lamb?

Here are our tips for slow roasting a superb leg of lamb for eight people:

How To Cook Leg of Lamb: Ingredients

1 leg of lamb (4 1/2 lbs, 2 kg) trimmed of excess fat
8 cloves of garlic, minced
zest of one lemon
the juice of one lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp salt
2 tsp pepper
2 rosemary sprigs, leaves removed and chopped
2 white onions, quartered
1 1/2 cups of beef broth

How To CookLeg of Lamb: Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 325F (160C).

2. Make incisions across the top of the leg of lamb. This will allow the seasonings to penetrate.

3. Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl: salt, pepper, rosemary, lemon zest, lemon juice, mustard,andgarlic. Stir to combine.

4. Pour mixture over the leg of lamb, ensuring it falls over the crevices. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

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