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The Savory Best Leg Of Lamb Recipe

Updated on November 13, 2016

The Savory Best Leg Of Lamb Recipe

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The Savory Leg Of Lamb Recipes Cooking Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 3 hours 15 min
Ready in: 3 hours 35 min
Yields: Serves Ten To Twelve People One Slice Of Lamb

The Fresh Rosemary Herb Used In The Leg Of Lamb Recipe

The Savory Leg Of Lamb Ingredients

  • One Third Of A Cup Rosemary, Fresh
  • Two Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • Two Tablespoons Olive Oil, Extra-Virgin
  • Eight Garlic Cloves, Finely Minced
  • One Teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • Half A Teaspoon Salt, Kosher
  • Half A Teaspoon Black Pepper, Ground
  • One Bone-In Leg (7-9 Pounds) Kosher Lamb Leg, Neatly Trimmed
  • One Cup Chicken Broth, Warm

A Meat Thermometer For Checking The Level Of Doneness Of The Leg Of Lamb

For The Chef Working in The Kitchen

  1. In a small mixing bowl, simply combine all of the recipes first seven savory ingredients; then thoroughly rub all of the savory ingredients all over the leg of lamb. Cover the leg of lamb and let it refrigerate for overnight.
  2. Place the entire leg of lamb, with the fatty side facing upward, then place the marinated leg of lamb on a rack in a very shallow roasting pan. Bake the marinated leg of lamb while completely covered up with aluminum foil at 325 degrees for approximately two hours.
  3. Add the Chicken broth to the pan; then simply cover it up loosely with some aluminum foil. Then bake the lamb for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours longer or until the leg of lamb reaches the desired level of doneness. (For medium-rare meat, an oven-proof meat thermometer should read 145 degrees; for medium meat, 160 degrees, for well-done meat, 170 degrees ) Let the cooked leg of lamb stand for about ten to fifteen minutes before slicing the meat.

The Extra-Virgin Olive Oil For The Leg Of Lamb Recipe

Easy Meat Scoring And Seasoning Methods

Many people generally will prefer to lightly score the fat by making shallow cuts all over the entire leg of lamb by using the tip of a very sharp knife prior to starting the marinating process. Others commonly prefer to apply much more pressure to there sharp scoring knife to make the cuts even slightly deeper. Either way one prefers the basic scoring of the leg of lamb will allow for the marinades, spices, and fresh herbs to more effectively penetrate into the raw meat to add extra flavor. Typically the hands must be liberally used to completely rub down the entire leg of lamb with extra-virgin olive oil, one-hundred percent lemon juice, or even raw honey. Then the leg of lamb can be generously topped with many different types of spices or maybe even various dehydrated herbs. The most common spices that are frequently used often will include minced garlic, fresh rosemary, kosher salt, or even a generous sprinkle of ground black pepper. To properly determine and distinguish weather the leg of lamb meat is cooked to a complete level of doneness. A general rule of thumb is to remember that the meat is completely cooked whenever the outside is well-brown in color and contains a fairly crispy outer crust. For accurate testing purposes one must consider cutting into the cooked leg of lamb meat to accuratly verify the level of tenderness and the juiciness of the meat on the inside. Often times, the roasted red potatoes and fresh carrots will compliment the roasted leg of lamb recipe quite nicely.

The Savory Best Leg Of Lamb Recipes Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: One Slice of Lamb
Calories 246
Calories from Fat99
% Daily Value *
Fat 11 g17%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Carbohydrates 2 g1%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 33 g66%
Cholesterol 120 mg40%
Sodium 320 mg13%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

A Very Sharp Knife For Cutting The Aitchbone For Removal

Removing The Aitchbone And Meat Frenching

An individual who never had the experience of roasting an entire leg of lamb before has no idea what there completely missing out on in life. All lamb legs will naturally contain what is called the "aitchbone" when purchased. The task of removing the aitchbone at home can be a very tricky process and a great aggravation sometimes if a person does not know precisely what there doing. An aitchbone is the section of the lambs pelvic bone that contains the socket area for the ball of the animals thigh bone to fit perfectly together. In order to properly and effectively remove the aitchbone a person must cut directly behind the aitchbone. While keeping a sharp knife as close to the bone as possible. Simply give the aitchbone a slight wiggle as you cut with the sharp knife to help locate the socket area. After the socket has been successfully located and cut the aitchbone can be lifted straight out of place. If anyone has difficulties with effectively removing the aitchbone then a local butcher can easily remove the bone for you. The removal of the aitchbone definitely will make the meat carving process go much smoother and incredibly easier. If a person wishes to do some ''frenching'' to the lamb meat then simply cut back about one inch of the meat away from the bone at the shanks end. Frenching is only an optional idea, but it will create the perfect little handle for the meat carving process of the cooked lamb leg. Another excellent idea is to tie a small piece of string around the lamb leg at the sirloin end. This simple process helps hold the meat firmly together where the aitchbone has previously been removed.

Roasting The Entire Leg Of Lamb Short Video Clip

A Meat Carving Knife For Carving Roasted Meats

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