*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                             Roast Leg of Lamb
 
 Recipe By     : Elizabeth Powell
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :2:00
 Categories    : Lamb                             Main Dishes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5      pounds        leg of lamb
    2      cloves        garlic -- sliced
      1/3  cup           olive oil
    1      teaspoon      salt -- coarse or Kosher
      1/2  teaspoon      black pepper -- freshly ground
    1      teaspoon      rosemary
      1/2  teaspoon      thyme
 
      Trim lamb of fat. Cut slits about 1/2 deep all over lamb and insert=
  slivers of garlic. Rub all over with olive oil. Combine salt, pepper, and=
  herbs and rub herb mixture all over lamb. Allow to sit at room temperature=
  20 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roast lamb for 15 minutes at 450=
  degrees, then turn oven down to 350. Continue to roast until desired degree=
  of doneness is reached, about an hour for medium rare. Baste with pan=
  juices once or twice. Remove from pan and allow to rest at room temperature=
  for 15-20 minutes before carving.
      Potatoes, carrots, and onions may be roasted in pan with lamb. Baste=
  occasionally.
 
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 Serving Ideas : Serve with gravy and/or mint jelly.