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Easter Leg of Lamb

My husband is one quarter Greek.  The Greek in him all comes out at Easter when he takes over the kitchen and treats the whole family to his wonderful cooking.  He makes such good leg of lamb that this year I followed him around with a camera while he cooked so that I could post his recipe.  The amounts are approximate as he does not measure anything.

I hope everybody had a happy and blessed Easter!


5 – 6 lbs bone-in leg of lamb

2 whole heads garlic

2 tablespoons dried oregano

4-5  sprigs fresh rosemary (or 3 Tbls. dry)

1/2 cup olive oil

1 cup red wine (opt. but he used it this year)

juice of two lemons

3 tsp sea salt

2 tsp pepper


4 Tbls olive oil

16 red potatoes

8-10 carrots

zest of 1 lemon plus juice


Wash lamb well and pat dry.

Make lengthwise cuts about 1 inch deep into lamb and stuff full of sliced garlic (my husband believes there is no such thing as too much garlic)

Stir together in a bowl oregano, rosemary, oil, wine, lemon juice, and pepper.  Pour marinade over lamb on all sides, salt generously rubbing into meat to incorporate;  cover and refrigerate overnight.

Place lamb in oven preheated to 500 degrees for 30 min.  Reduce temperature to 350 degrees  and leave in oven for another hour.  Dice potatoes into large pieces, slice carrots toss in a bowl with olive oil, rosemary, and lemon.  Place in roasting pan around lamb (we didn’t have a large enough roasting pan so a seperate pan will work fine.)  Return to oven for an additional hour.

Remove from oven.  Let sit 20 minutes before slicing.


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