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Rosemary & Garlic Leg Of Lamb Recipe

Rosemary leg of lamb

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Executive Chef Anthony Napolitano shares one of his favorite Easter dishes with us. Enjoy this tender, flavorful celebratory roast for your next family gathering.


  • 1 (7-pound) semi-boneless leg of lamb, aitchbone removed, fat trimmed to 1/4 inch thick, and lamb tied
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or beef broth


  1. Pat lamb dry and score fat by making shallow cuts all over with tip of a sharp small knife.
  2. Pound garlic to a paste with sea salt using a mortar and pestle (or mince and mash with a heavy knife)
  3. Stir garlic paste together with rosemary and pepper.
  4. Place lamb in a lightly oiled roasting pan, then rub paste evenly all over.
  5. Let the meat stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. Roast lamb in middle of oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted 2 inches into thickest part of meat (do not touch bone) registers 130°F (approx. 1 ½ to 1 ¾ hours).
  8. Transfer to a cutting board and let stand 15 to 25 minutes (internal temperature will rise to about 140°F for medium-rare).
  9. Add wine to pan and deglaze by boiling over moderately high heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits for 1 minute.
  10. Season pan juices with salt and pepper and serve with lamb.
  11. Enjoy!
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