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Garlic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb

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This garlic rosemary roast leg of lamb is the perfect alternative Thanksgiving dinner. Full of garlic and fresh herb flavor and roasted to perfection. Great when served alone or piled high on flatbread with homemade tzatziki sauce. 

Garlic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb served in a cast iron skillet.

Now, I know lamb isn’t traditionally Thanksgiving food BUT I’m here to tell you it totally can be.

I’m a big fan of turkey (especially my adobo butter turkey or my herbed mayonnaise roast turkey) and really only get the fresh roast stuff on Thanksgiving.

BUT BUT BUT roast lamb is pretty freaking spectacular and is a great option for all those “I ONLY EAT RED MEAT!” lovers in your life.

You have those people in your family, right?

In my case, those family members not only love red meat they also love all things garlic and all things fresh herbs.

Soooooo lucky for them I decided to make my friends and family a little Friendsgiving lamb feast.

I also threw in some green beans, roasted butter potatoes, red wine, fresh tzatziki, and some flatbread.

LET THE FEAST BEGIN!

Sliced Garlic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb.

It’s ok if you’re sitting there thinking “ummmmmm I’ve never made lamb before and it looks intimidating.”

I get that feeling but I promise it’s easy peasy.

I made a delicious rub out of chopped rosemary, mint, garlic, olive oil, kosher salt, and black pepper.

Then I took that rub and covered this delicious hunk of meat all over.

I also put extra garlic cloves and rosemary in the pan I cooked the roast in because of OMG THAT GARLIC SMELL!

Garlic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb on the table surrounded by side dishes.

Simply put this garlic rosemary roast leg of lamb is delicious on its own but it’s also pretty delicious when loaded up on flatbread and smothered in tzatziki sauce.

Sweet baby J YES!

Garlic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb served whole.

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This garlic rosemary roast leg of lamb is the perfect alternative Thanksgiving dinner. Full of garlic and fresh herb flavor and roasted to perfection. Great when served alone or piled high on flat bread with homemade tzatziki sauce.

Garlic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

This garlic rosemary roast leg of lamb is the perfect alternative Thanksgiving dinner. Full of garlic and fresh herb flavor and roasted to perfection. Great when served alone or piled high on flatbread with homemade tzatziki sauce.

Ingredients

  • 6 pound boneless leg of lamb
  • 6 cloves garlic, grated
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced mint
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Add your leg of lamb to a roasting dish or large cast iron skillet for roasting.
  3. In a small bowl add garlic, olive oil, minced rosemary, minced mint, kosher salt and cracked pepper. Mix together till combined.
  4. Rub the herb mixture all over the leg of lamb coating all sides. Add your extra garlic and rosemary around the sides of the lamb.
  5. Add lamb to the oven and roast for about 15 minutes per pound. For a 6 pound roast I roasted my leg of lamb 90 minutes.
  6. Let the leg of lamb rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1252Total Fat: 82gSaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 43gCholesterol: 422mgSodium: 512mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 116g

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Jessica | The Novice Chef

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

This looks incredible! Anyone would LOVE to have this on their Holiday table!

Krista

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

I think I am in love! What a great dinner!

Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

Wow! Now this would be an impressive holiday dinner! :) It looks perfect!

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