June 7, 2010

Roasted Leg of Lamb

I tried to have the Roasted Leg of Lamb recipe up earlier, but Blogger was having some issues. But, here it is!

It turned out beautifully...paired it with Augusta Norton. It's fairly simple, but we did have a little challenge cutting it perfectly- since it was a bone-in leg of lamb.

I bought the leg of lamb from my friend Nancy Rasmussen of Sunny Lane Farms in Lockwood. She sells at some area farmers' markets in SW Mo.

Lane’s Roasted Leg of Lamb
2 lemons, juiced
2 T. garlic powder
1T. onion powder
4 springs of fresh Rosemary
5 springs of Thyme
¼ c olive oil

Mix all together in bowl. Coat a 5-7 lb. leg of lamb with the mixture and place lamb in bag and place in refrigerator overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place roasting tray in a roasting pan and place lamb on tray.

Roast for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and cook for another 1 to 1 and half hrs. longer to medium rare. A digit thermometer will read 145 degrees. Remove lamb and let the meat rest for at least 15 minutes.

Place roasting pan on stove and turn heat to medium. Add to the pan:
1 c. chicken stock
1 c. dry red wine
1 tsp. Herb De Provence
3 garlic cloves, crushed
½ tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. sea salt

Deglaze the pan to release the pan drippings from the leg of lamb by cooking mixture and scraping with a wooden spoon. Cook the mixture down, while continuing to scrape drippings on the bottom of pan. Strain mixture and drizzle sliced lamb with sauce.

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