Marinated Leg of Lamb
Done Greek Style
Looking for something fantastic to serve in Greek Food? How about this Roast Lamb marinated with fresh herbs, lemons and fresh garlic for a melt in your mouth choice in Greek Recipes... Delicious!
Leg of Lamb, a delicious choice in Greek Recipes. Marinated in fresh herbs, lemons, fresh garlic and olive oil. A Roast Lamb that's a melt in your mouth flavorful mouth watering favorite for Greek Food.
Fresh garden herbs, oregano, rosemary sprigs, sweet basil together with olive oil, lemons and fresh garlic slivers for one tasty marinade. For extra flavor, insert some of the marinated garlic slivers into the Leg of Lamb for a mouth watering flavor explosion.
For a little cooking tip, after you've inserted as many of the marinated garlic slivers as you want into the meat, take the remaining ones left and gently crush with a fork for a delicious Greek rub to put on the Roast Lamb.
This Leg of Lamb is a fantastic favorite in Greek Recipes, with the Greek Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus would be excellent for an absolute best in trios. Choose a great selection from the Dessert Recipes, the Tiramisu or Lemon Cake with Fresh Lemon Curd are great choices. Having an extra special Greek Food Feast? A selection from the Drink Recipes would be fantastic. One of the speciality Coffee Recipes would be a perfect choice.
5 pound leg of lamb
6 cloves, fresh garlic, slivered
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground peppercorns
1/4 cup fresh oregano, finely chopped
2 fresh rosemary sprigs, removed from stem and finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh sweet basil, finely chopped
2 fresh lemons, squeezed and juiced, seeds removed
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup Italian olive oil
1 cup wine or apple juice
Wash meat well and pat dry. With a small knife cut incisions all over the leg of lamb where you will be putting small slivers of fresh garlic.
In small to medium size mixing bowl, combine salt, pepper, fresh oregano, rosemary, sweet basil, Italian olive oil, melted butter and garlic slivers.
With clean and washed hands, take the marinated garlic slivers and insert all over your leg of lamb where you have made the incisions.
Place meat on rack in roasting pan. With remaining olive oil mixture rub all over the surface of your meat for a great seasoning rub.
Pour the juice of the fresh lemons over lamb and let sit and marinade for about 1 hour.
Cook at 375 F for about 1 hour. Lower heat to 325 - 350 F to cook slowly. Add your cup of wine and keep basting lamb until browned nicely and done to your taste for about another 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
This is a fantastic pick in Greek Recipes, if you like lamb. Here is a little secret cooking tip, if you don't want to cook the lamb, try a good cut of beef roast or pork roast and instead of the lemons use either apple juice or orange juice, this is just as fantastic!
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Roast Lamb, and the Greek Potatoes fit excellent together side by side in the oven and take about the same time to cook with no messing around on the top of the stove. With a great pick in Salad Recipes like the fantastic Greek Salad and sit and relax while smelling those wonderful aromas coming from your cozy kitchen.
How about a selection from the Dessert Recipes? The Baklava is great to put out during the holidays, or if you want to keep in the lemon family, the Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd is a very surprisingly light dessert recipe. You can't go wrong with either of these favorites in Greek Food!
For an extra special treat, how about making one of the special Coffee Recipes like a Spanish Coffee, a true favorite in the Drink Recipes!
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