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Roasted Leg of Lamb

Roasted Leg of Lamb
Recipe Date:
November 6, 2016
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

Combine above ingredients for pistachio crust into a chunky paste in bowl and set aside.

Prepare Leg of Lamb in roasting pan and rub thoroughly with pistachio crust. Let lamb rest at least 30 min - 1 hour to come to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roast Lamb about 17-20 minutes per pound, until internal temperature of meat is between 130 - 145 degrees. 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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