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Mint Rubbed Leg of Lamb

  Whole lamb leg 5 Pound (Bone In)
  Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm)
  Dried mint 2 Tablespoon, crushed
  Coarsely ground black pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Honey 3 Tablespoon

1. Trim excess fat from meat. Cut 1/2-inch-wide slits into lamb leg in 16 different places. Cut the garlic cloves in half lengthwise and insert each half-clove deep into each slit.
2. Combine the dried mint, pepper, and salt; rub mixture over entire surface of lamb leg. Drizzle honey over lamb leg and rub to coat. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover lamb loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
3. Remove plastic wrap. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of meat without touching bone. Roast, uncovered, in a 325° oven for 2 to 3 1/2 hours or till the meat thermometer registers 140° for medium-rare doneness or 155° for medium doneness. Remove from oven.
4. Cover meat loosely with foil and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. (The meat's temperature will rise 5° during the time it stands.) If desired, garnish with mint sprigs.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
150 Minutes
Cook Time: 
210 Minutes
Ready In: 
360 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5219 Calories from Fat 3149

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 349 g537.4%

Saturated Fat 174.8 g874.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1723.4 mg574.5%

Sodium 1994.4 mg83.1%

Total Carbohydrates 76 g25.2%

Dietary Fiber 13.8 g55.4%

Sugars 37.5 g

Protein 426 g852.5%

Vitamin A 64.4% Vitamin C 26.4%

Calcium 76.9% Iron 373.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mint Rubbed Leg Of Lamb Recipe