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Rosemary-mint Roasted Leg Of Lamb

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Servings: Serves 8

Cook Time: 80 minutes

Prep Time: 25 minutes


6 cloves garlic
3/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves
3/8 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 (4 lb.) boneless half leg of lamb, butterflied (netting removed)
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
sprigs of mint for garnish (optional)
lemon slices for garnish (optional)


1. Add garlic, mint, rosemary, and salt to a food processor. Pulse until chunky. Add oil through the feeder tube, and continue to process until mixture is pureed.
2. Place lamb on a cutting board. Roll it out, fat-side down, into one flat piece and cut off any gristle. Spread mint mixture over the surface of the lamb. Roll up the lamb lengthwise and use butcher's twine to tie it every 1 to 2 inches to hold it together. Place in a resealable plastic bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
3. Remove from fridge 30 minutes prior to cooking. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Season lamb with pepper and place in a roasting pan. Cook 20 minutes, then lower heat to 325 degrees F and cook until an instant-read thermometer reads 135 degrees F for medium-rare, about 50 to 70 minutes. (Check a couple areas of the lamb to make sure they register the same temperature.)
4. Remove lamb from oven and let rest 15 minutes. Place on a cutting board, cut twine off the lamb, and cut lamb into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices on a serving platter, garnished with sprigs of mint and lemon slices if desired.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, March - April 2014

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 8
Base Nutrients
Calories n/a
Calories from Fat n/a
Total Fat n/a
Saturated Fat n/a
Cholesterol n/a
Sodium n/a
Total Carbohydrates n/a
Dietary Fiber n/a
Protein n/a
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a

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