Ultimate Leg of Lamb Recipe always hits our holiday menu (either Christmas or Easter) and it never disappoints! Made with a delicious seasoning and don’t forget that amazing mint sauce (totally optional)!
Roasted Rosemary Garlic Leg of Lamb – a beautifully seasoned leg of lamb is perfect for any special occasion or holiday! , Paleo and Gluten-Free! The BEST lamb recipe I have ever tasted!!
Ultimate Leg of Lamb Recipe – this roast leg of lamb recipe is absolutely delicious with an amazing lamb seasoning and creamy mint sauce! Perfect for any holiday or special occasions!
Roasted Rosemary Garlic Leg of Lamb on a cutting board with two glasses of red wine in the background.
Best Ever Leg of Lamb
Lamb is one of those cuts of meat you only eat about once a year, maybe twice if you are lucky. For us it is either a Christmas or Easter dinner – this year we made it for an early Christmas dinner with my mom and I knew I just had to share our recipe with you guys! It is tender, juicy and the taste and flavor is just insane. Seriously the best roast lamb you will ever have. For best results, don’t forget that delicious Lamb Seasoning and Lamb Mint Sauce – both just bring this piece of meat to the next level!
Why This Recipe Works
Fat Side Up: Cook the fat side up so it self-bastes throughout the cooking process.
Garlic, Garlic and More Garlic: Cut a TON of slits in the lamb and stick slivers of raw garlic inside …. amazing.
Seasoning: This classic, flavorful lamb seasoning is so perfect for this recipe.
Dipping Sauce: Don’t forget that dipping sauce – of course it is optional, but I wouldn’t recommend skipping!
What You Will Need
leg of lamb: you may need to order this directly from your butcher, if you can’t find it at the local grocery stores. You can definitely adapt the recipe for a boneless leg of lamb, but I generally use a bone-in.
garlic cloves: we slice up fresh garlic cloves and put them right in the lamb!
olive oil: you could also use avocado oil here.
lamb seasoning: a delicious combination of herbs and spices! You don’t want to skip this herb mixture! Lemon zest would also be a great addition.
How long to cook a leg of lamb
In order to determine how long you need to cook your leg of lamb you need to determine how many pounds your lamb is and how well-done you want it cooked.
Medium-Rare Finish – you need to cook your lamb approx. 20 minutes per pound (145 degrees F internal temp)
Medium Finish – you need to cook your lamb approx. 25 minutes per pound (internal temp of 160 degrees F degrees)
Medium-Well Finish – you need to cook your lamb approx. 30 minutes per pound (175 degrees F internal temp)
Serve this tender lamb with your favourite gravy and vegetables.
- 10 cloves of garlic
- 10 cloves
- 10 bay leaves
- 1 leg of lamb, bone in (about 2.2kg)
- Few sprigs of Rosemary
- Salt & pepper to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 190C.
2. Put the lamb into a large roasting tin. Using a sharp knife, make cuts in the lamb, about 1.5cm apart, all the way to the bone.
3. Stuff 1 clove of garlic, clove, bay leave into the each of the cuts. Rub the leg of lamb with salt and pepper according to taste.
cover the rosemary sprigs.Add a cup of water into the tin. Cover the tin loosely with foil and roast for about 2 hours adding more water if necessary. Remove the foil and cook for another 30 – 60!minutes.
4. Put the meat on a platter, cover loosely with foil and leave to rest for 15 – 20 minutes before carving.
Serve with gravy, roast potatoes, a selection of vegetables of your choice