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Roast Leg of Lamb with Exotic Spices and Yogurt Sauce

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  Bone in lamb leg 7 Pound (1 Leg)
  Extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled and chopped fine
  Kosher salt 1 Tablespoon (Scant Tablespoon Plus 1/2 Teaspoon)
  Kosher salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Ground fennel seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Plain low-fat yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Finely diced onion 2 Tablespoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Teaspoon

1. Preheat the oven to 375° F

2. Rub the lamb with the olive oil and about half chopped garlic
3. Also combine or mix together 1 tablespoon of salt, the cumin, ground fennel seeds, and red pepper
4. Now rub this mixture over the lamb and let the meat stand for 3 to 4 hours at cool room temperature
5. Now put the lamb on a rack set in a shallow roasting pan and roast, uncovered, for aobut 1 hour and 20 minutes for medium-rare
6. Take a meat thermometer and insert it near the bone, but make sure it doesn't touch the bone, the thermometer should reach 125 to 130° F
7. Let the lamb roast, meanwhile, mix together the yogurt, onion, black pepper, and remaining garlic, also add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and lemon juice
8. Refrigerate until ready to use, and remove the lamb from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving into thin slices
9. Now arrange the slices on a warm platter and serve

10. Serve with the yogurt sauce

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
250 Minutes
Cook Time: 
80 Minutes
Ready In: 
330 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1970 Calories from Fat 1254

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 139 g214.2%

Saturated Fat 56.9 g284.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 563.4 mg187.8%

Sodium 2167.8 mg90.3%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g5.9%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 4.1 g

Protein 144 g287.8%

Vitamin A 2.6% Vitamin C 5.1%

Calcium 20.7% Iron 19.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Roast Leg Of Lamb With Exotic Spices And Yogurt Sauce Recipe