how to roast a leg of lamb recipe

How to roast a leg of lamb recipe

How to roast a leg of lamb recipe?

This is actually a slow-cooked roasted leg of lamb just because I prefer to have a mesmerized taste; I mean the tenderness from inside the meat and bring a juicy flavor and the blushing pink makes it richer in taste.

If you really find the blushing pink it simply means you have achieved something that is perfectly roasted and going to give you a wonderful taste. So, let’s learn how to roast a leg of lamb recipe once and cook it every now and then when you desire to taste this.


Once it is all cooked you can take out the meat from the bone or you can discard the bones if you don’t like to sit it with the meat while serving.

Well, many people like to enjoy the bones as well. Sucking the bones gives a flavorful and nice taste to the entire dish when served along with.

how to roast a leg of lamb recipe
by Swati M.

How to roast a leg of lamb recipe

  • Course Main Course
  • Cuisine American

I prefer to call it sensational and expecting to know what would be your remark? A very tender fuss-free or a recipe that is not carving sort by any means. Or maybe you are going to fall in love with this juicy, tender and flavorful dish.

This is actually not just a roast of lamb but slow roast leg of lamb but a recipe that carries a wonderful taste for a day when you really want to feel glad from inside. 100% satisfaction guaranteed with this excellent dish. So, why not figure out how to roast a leg of lamb recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 59 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 14 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 599 kcal


  • 6 lb bone in leg of lamb
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper
  • 5 cloves of garlic finely minced
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • Handful of fresh rosemary sprigs finely chopped


  1. If you have stored the leg of lamb in a refrigerator then take the leg of lamb out of the refrigerator and sit it for at least 1 hour prior to roasting or until it comes to normal room temperature. It enhances the taste and also helps you cooking faster than usual.

  2. Once the leg of lamb comes to room temperature shift it to a rack inside the roasting pan and use olive oil to rub evenly on whole meat. Sprinkle some black pepper and salt over the leg of lamb.

  3. Take an oven rack and set the meat to very closer but not touching the broiler. (A few inches far from the broiler) Now heat the broiler for 5 minutes and you will see the meat will seared and comes to brown in color. Now, this is the right time to flip the meat to other side and roast it for another 5 minutes or until you see the other side is seared and comes brown in color.

  4. Take the leg of lamb out of the oven and turn off the broiler. Set the oven to 325 degrees F. Place the oven rack to middle of oven. Flip the meat and use minced garlic to rub over the meat and rosemary.

  5. Now cover the pan using foil paper and shift the leg of lamb back again to the oven and roast it for 1 hour. You need to check the meat using a thermometer. Insert the thermometer in the center of meat, if it has a temperature of 135 degrees F or more then it means the lamb is ready now.

    (If the meat has 135 degrees F it means it is perfectly cooked now. However, the chances are few because this temperature cooked meat is very rare.)

  6. If it hasn’t cooked then let it cook and keep checking the temperature after every 15 minutes. Now it is finally cooked now.

    Now, transfer the lamb on a cutting board. Cut the lamb pieces into your desired serving style. Carve the lamb off the bone and make slices using a sharp knife. Make sure to slice the meat parallel.

Recipe Notes

You can store the leftover in the refrigerator and use it for next 3 days. Make sure after every use cover and shift it instantly to the refrigerator. However, it is recommended to freeze the leftover in foil paper after wrapping the meat.

For me, I learn how to roast a leg of lamb recipe quite a long ago but I almost forgot to ask my grandma a day when she cooked this how to roast a leg of lamb recipe on her anniversary and took everyone by surprise.

Since then I never look back and always have followed what my grandma taught me how to roast a leg of lamb recipe and I never made a single change with this sensational dish.


The leg of lamb is covered roasted and cooked so the flesh infused the moisture of the meat and brings an aromatic taste.

While making this roast a leg of lamb recipe becomes thick in gravy then don’t worries just add a few tablespoons of water but in case it becomes lumpy then not to worry because it will be strained at the end before you serve.

So, you need to learn how to roast a leg of lamb recipe and give it a try for all brand taste.

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