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Spit Roasted Leg Of Lamb

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  Leg lamb 7 Pound
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dry red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1 , crushed
  Dried thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped rosemary/One half tablespoon dried rosemary 1 Tablespoon, dried
  Juniper berries 8 , crushed
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Confectioner's sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), cut into slivers
  Salt To Taste

Have the butcher remove the small shank bone from the lower end of the leg of lamb.
Have him fold back the shank meat and tie it as in a rolled roast.
Combine the remaining ingredients except the garlic.
Marinate the lamb in the mixture in the refrigerator for twenty-four hours.
Turn the meat occasionally.
When ready to cook, insert slivers of garlic between the fat and the meat of the leg of lamb.
Place the lamb fell side down.
Insert the spit rod through the end where the shank meat is folded over and follow the underside of the bone.
Adjust the rod to insure even balance.
Insert the spit forks into each end of the roast and tighten the screws.
Cook the lamb on the revolving spit about twenty minutes a pound, basting frequently with the marinade.
A seven pound roast should cook about two hours or a little longer.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 7606 Calories from Fat 4837

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 538 g828.4%

Saturated Fat 200 g999.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2127.3 mg709.1%

Sodium 2217.5 mg92.4%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 4 g15.9%

Sugars 6.7 g

Protein 592 g1184.5%

Vitamin A 21.5% Vitamin C 12%

Calcium 36.4% Iron 326.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spit Roasted Leg Of Lamb Recipe