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Holiday Leg of Lamb

Holiday Leg of Lamb

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    3 h
  • Ready In

    3 h 30 m
ELLIEA

ELLIEA

This leg of lamb is succulent and aromatic, a favorite of my family at Christmas time.

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  • Calories:
  • 524 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 38.8 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 40.7 g
  • 81%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 156 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 451 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, seasoned salt, marjoram, mustard and cardamom. Rub spice mixture over lamb. Cut 16 deep slits into roast. Insert thyme and a sliver of orange peel into each slit. Place lamb fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer in center of thickest portion of meat.
  3. Roast lamb in preheated oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Meat is medium done when a meat thermometer registers 175 degrees F. and is well done at 180 degrees F.
  4. Remove meat thermometer. Place roast on a warm serving platter. Put a paper frill around end of leg bone and garnish platter with fresh mint.
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Reviews

PeggyAT
63

PeggyAT

3/23/2008

Great recipe for Easter Dinner, we really enjoyed it. Only comment I would make is 175 is somewhat overdone. However it was still moist and delicious. Next time I will go for Medium Rare.

LSVF
42

LSVF

10/19/2003

Only ate lamb once before,didn't like it .My husband said he did so I agreed to try again found this recipe tried it. Loved it and so did my husband. Thanks can now add more varity to meals.

TORANORANEKO
27

TORANORANEKO

5/28/2006

Really tasty rub- I used it overnight, and the flavor was just wonderful. I'm going to use it anytime I make lamb.

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