Friday, February 22, 2013

Michael Symon's Roasted Leg of Lamb

We had Roasted Leg of Lamb tonight, and we found the recipe in Michael Symon's Live To Cook cookbook.  I have mentioned before, I love lamb, and this was a great recipe for it, full of flavor.  We made it into gyros with homemade pitas, and tzatziki sauce from Michael Symon which I will feature tomorrow.  The calories for the lamb were 155 for 6 servings, and I used a 3 lb leg of lamb.  Here's the recipe:

6 shallots, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c chopped fresh rosemary
2 T sugar
2 T coriander
2 T crushed red pepper
1 1/2 T kosher salt
1 leg of lamb (around 6 lbs, but I used 3 lbs)

Mix all ingredients together except the lamb, then rub it all over the surface of the lamb.  Place on a large dish, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
Remove the lamb from the dish, rinse off the seasonings, and pat dry.  Let the lamb sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 375.
Brown the lamb on all sides, then transfer the lamb, fat side up, to a roasting rack set in a roasting pan.  Roast until the lamb reaches an internal temperature of 140.
Remove the lamb and let it rest for 20 minutes.
Slice and serve.

Great and easy recipe, Noah gave it a perfect 10, I gave it a 9, Aaron gave it a 7, and Owen gave it a 6. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks so delicious, but not for your dad, so I won't be making this. Love mom