try this: herb-roasted leg of lamb

What I'm making for Christmas dinner this year. So amazing, so easy and SO delicious.

Herb-Roasted Leg of Lamb

12 large unpeeled garlic cloves, divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 (6-pound) boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and tied
4 to 5 pounds small unpeeled potatoes (16 to 20 potatoes)
2 tablespoons good olive oil

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place the
oven rack in the lower third of the oven so the lamb will sit in the
middle of the oven.

Peel 6 of the cloves
of garlic and place them in the bowl of a food processor fitted with
the steel blade. Add the rosemary, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon
pepper, and butter. Process until the garlic and rosemary are finely
minced. Thoroughly coat the top and sides of the lamb with the rosemary
mixture. Allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

the potatoes and remaining unpeeled garlic in a bowl with the olive oil
and sprinkle with salt. Place in the bottom of a large roasting pan.
Place the lamb on top of the potatoes and roast for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2
hours, or until the internal temperature of the lamb is 135 degrees
(rare) or 145 degrees (medium). Remove from the oven and put the lamb
on a platter; cover tightly with aluminum foil. Allow the lamb to rest
for about 20 minutes. Slice and serve with the potatoes.

recipe origin: Barefoot Contessa Family Style

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Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.


  1. 1
    Jennifer Y. says:

    I am hosting a small Christmas get together. Maybe now is the time to try making lamb. I have never made it before. Where do you buy it? Would Genuardi’s have it?

  2. 2

    genuardis would – i get mine from sams!