29 April 2010

Recipe: Lemon and Herb Roasted Greek Lamb

Lemon and Herb Roasted Greek Lamb

Preparation Time: 10 minutes.
Cooking Time:+ - 1 hour depending on mass of meat.
Serves 4

1 de-boned leg of lamb 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons garlic, crushed 1/3 cup oreganum, chopped 1/3 cup rosemary, chopped Black pepper

Using a sharp knife, butterfly the leg of lamb and cut a few slits in the meat. Whisk the remaining ingredients together, pour over the lamb and allow to marinate for 2-3 hours. Remove the lamb from the marinade and place in an oven, preheated to 200°. Baste occasionally with the remaining marinade. Roasting time is calculated at roughly 15 minutes per 500g, plus an additional 10 minutes thereafter. Once ready, remove from oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes prior to carving. This allows the meat to relax and results in more tenderness.

Great with Cabernet Sauvignon.


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