Roast Leg of Lamb with Herbs Recipe
- 1 (5 pound) leg of lamb
- 3 tablespoons dry white wine or lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed or crumbled dried bay leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
step 1: Rinse lamb and pat dry; trim off and discard excess surface fat.
step 2: In a small bowl, mix wine, parsley, mint, olive oil, garlic, paprika, bay leaves, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Rub all over lamb.
step 3: Set lamb on a rack in an 11- by 17-inch pan. Roast in a 375 degrees F regular or convection oven until a thermometer inserted through thickest part of meat to the bone registers 140 degrees F for medium-rare, about 1 1/2 hours, or 150 degrees F for medium, about 1 3/4 hours. If drippings begin to burn, pour water into pan, 1/4 cup at a time, as needed.
step 4: Transfer lamb to a rimmed board or platter and, keeping it warm, let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Slice meat from the bone to serve. Add salt and pepper to taste.