A gorgeous boneless lamb leg, studded with rosemary sprigs & garlic, and roasted to perfection. I show you how to roast lamb for the perfect Sunday dinner!
My husband hates lamb. There, I said it. This of course, is crazy to me. I grew up in New Zealand. Yup – 3 million people, 20 million sheep. We ate a lot of lamb!
What kind of lamb?
I recommend using a quality leg of New Zealand lamb. Of course, you can buy lamb from many countries, including the USA – but in (somewhat biased, I suppose) opinion, it has a better flavor.
Get me some gravy!
Hey, you want more Sunday Dinners? Of course you do!
How to Roast Lamb Perfectly
A gorgeous boneless lamb leg, studded with rosemary sprigs & garlic, and roasted to perfection. This Roast Lamb is the perfect Sunday dinner!
- 4 lb boneless lamb leg
- 2 inch sprigs fresh rosemary cut into 1/2pieces
- 3 cloves garlic peeled, and chopped into thick slivers
- Salt & pepper
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
- Start by rinsing the lamb under cold water.
- Make a series of deep knife cuts into the top. (see picture for a better idea of what I'm talking about).
- Stud the roast with the garlic and rosemary randomly, pushing the pieces in as far as possible. This is going to flavor the meat as it cooks, so you'll want it to "go deep".
- Season with salt and pepper, and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, turn the oven down to 350 degrees F.
- Roast for around 10-15 per pound (half kilo). So, for a 4lb roast - 40 minutes.
- I cook mine to medium, (which is optimal lamb temp) which is about 155 degrees F. If you like your meat a bit more medium-well to well done, roast for an extra 10 minutes or so.
- Remove from the oven, and rest tented in foil for about 10 minutes before carving.