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Herbed Roast Leg Of Lamb

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Ingredients
  Leg lamb 2 1⁄2 Kilogram
  Garlic 10 Clove (50 gm), sliced
  Oregano/1 tablespoon dried oregano 3 Tablespoon, chopped
  Thyme/1 tablespoon dried thyme 3 Tablespoon, chopped
  Marjoram/1 tablespoon dried marjoram 3 Tablespoon, chopped
  Rosemary sprigs/1 tablespoon dried rosemary 3 Tablespoon, chopped
  Butter 100 Gram
  Ground black pepper 2 Tablespoon
  Worcestershire sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Stock 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Made From Shin Of Lamb)
  Red wine 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F and prepare a roasting pan by lining it with foil.
2. Wash leg of lamb thoroughly and pat dry on kitchen paper.

MAKING
3. With a sharp, thin, pointed knife make insertions 11/4 inch apart, all over the leg.
4. Place slivers of garlic and some mixed herbs in the insertions.
5. Cream butter in a bowl till soft and light.
6. Mix in pepper, Worcestershire sauce and any leftover herbs and rub all over leg.
7. Place in prepared roasting pan and roast in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
8. Pour in stock and wine, baste lamb and roast for 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes and turning it around with 2 wooden spoons, to brown all over.
9. Sprinkle with salt and continue to roast for another 15-20 minutes till done.
10. Test if done with a thin skewer pierced into the thickest part of the flesh: the juices should run clear.
11. Allow to stand in the open oven for 20 minutes.
12. Remove from oven and transfer to a serving platter.

SERVING
13 Carve the roast at the table, slicing with a carving or steak knife, along the grains.
14. Serve with mint sauce and green salad and accompany with red wine.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Lamb
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
180 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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