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Leg of Lamb

Roasted lamb may seem intimidating to make, but it's actually quite simple.

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Leg of Lamb

Roasted lamb may seem intimidating to make, but it's actually quite simple.

Ingredients

Lamb

  • 1 leg of lamb
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced and crushed
  • 1 can anchovies packed in olive oil
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 heaping spoonfuls Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup coriander seeds
  • Jasmine rice

Gremolata

  • 1 bunch mint, chopped finely
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Steps

Lamb

  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Cut around the ankle of the leg of lamb. Score the top of the lamb with a sharp knife.
  3. Flip lamb over and cut 5-6 holes in the lamb using a sharp paring knife. Stuff holes with garlic slices, anchovies, rosemary and salt.
  4. Season entire leg of lamb with freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt.
  5. Dollop mustard onto lamb and rub in, making sure to get all sides. Using a mortar and pestle, grind coriander seeds. Sprinkle ground coriander seeds over both sides of the lamb.
  6. Stuff scores with more fresh rosemary leaves, and sear in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until brown.
  7. Lower oven temperature to 350°F. Bake until the thickest part of the meat reads 140°F on a meat thermometer, about an hour to an hour and a half.
  8. Sprinkle gremolata on top of lamb. Serve on a bed of jasmine rice.

Gremolata

  1. Prepare gremolata by combining mint and lemon zest.