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Garlic Roasted Lamb

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Ingredients
  Shank half leg of lamb 3 Pound
  Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm), sliced in half lengthwise
  Fresh rosemary sprigs/2 teaspoons dried 2 Large
  Olive oil/Canola oil 2 Teaspoon
  Sweet potatoes 4 Large, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  Parsnips 6 , cut into 1-inch pieces
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
2. With a sharp meat knife or kitchen scissors, trim off all the fat and any cartilage from the lamb.
3. With the tip of a sharp knife, make 1 inch deep cut slashes all over the leg of lamb.
4. Season the lamb with salt and pepper.
5. Push a garlic half or a few rosemary leaves into each of the cuts. Set aside for the flavors to get inside the meat.

MAKING
6. In a large roasting pan, toss the sweet potatoes, parsnips, and remaining garlic with oil.
7. Push the vegetables to the corners of the pan and arrange the lamb in the center.
8. Place in the preheated oven and roast the lamb and vegetables for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, turning the vegetables occasionally to cook evenly.
9. Check for doneness by inserting a meat thermometer into the center of the leg. It should read about 160°F for medium done meat .
10. Remove pan from the oven and using a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetables to a serving dish. Keep them warm.
11. Transfer the lamb to a carving platter, cover with foil, and let stand for 5 minutes.

SERVING
12. Use a carving knife or a steak knife and fork, to slice the lamb along the grain and serve with the vegetables.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Lamb
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
135 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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