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Roasted Leg of Lamb

Roasted Leg of Lamb
Recipe Date:
November 6, 2016
Serving Size:
Cook Time:
Imperial (US)
  • 1 (5-6 lb.) Leg of lamb bone-in
  • 2 cups pistachios chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsps coarse salt
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves (depending on desired mint flavor)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • pinch of salt to taste

Preheat oven to 325 degrees after resting lamb for one hour.

  1. Combine above ingredients for pistachio crust into a chunky paste in bowl and set aside.
  2. Prepare Leg of Lamb in roasting pan and rub thoroughly with pistachio crust. Let lamb rest at least 30 minutes - 1 hour to come to room temperature.
  3. Roast Lamb in a 325 degrees oven for about 17-20 minutes per pound, until internal temperature of meat is between 130 - 145 degrees.
  4. While cooking, combine all ingredients for parsley mint sauce in a food processor and process until blended. Serve sauce along side prepared lamb.


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