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herb roasted lamb

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Recipe by
Lynnda Cloutier
Mission Viejo, CA

This is a Costco recipe but was developed by Ina Garten from the Barefoot Contessa Family Cookbook

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Ingredients For herb roasted lamb

  • 12 large unpeeled garlic cloves, divided
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 four to five pound butterflied australian leg of lamb
  • 4 to 5 lbs. small unpeeled potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. good olive oil

How To Make herb roasted lamb

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 450. Put oven rack in lower third of oven so lamb will sit in middle of the oven.
  • 2
    Peel 6 of the garlic cloves and put them in the bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade. Add rosemary, 1 Tbsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper and butter. Process til garlic and rosemary are finely minced.
  • 3
    Thoroughly coat the top and side of the lamb with the rosemary mixture. Allow to sit at room temperature 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 4
    Toss potatoes and remaining unpeeled garlic in a bowl with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Put in bottom of large roasting pan. Put lamb on top of potatoes and roast for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or til internal temperature of lamb is 135 (rare) or 145 (medium).
  • 5
    Remove from oven an put lamb on platter, cover tightly with foil. Allow lamb to rest for about 20 minutes. Slice an serve with the potatoes. Serves 10

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