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Easter – Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe

Lamb is something I could eat almost all the time. One of the best parts of making a boneless leg is having leftovers, a roast lamb sandwich, a delicious curry or even a lamb Shepherd’s pie. So stop reading and start cooking!

Sam the Cooking Guy

Easter - Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 90 minutes

Yield: Makes one 3-5 pound leg of lamb

Easter - Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe


Leg of Lamb

5 cloves garlic

2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary

2 Tablespoons fresh parsley

1 Tablespoon Kosher salt

1/2 Tablespoon fresh ground pepper

1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

Juice of 1/2 lemon

2 Tablespoons olive oil

One 3-5 pound boneless leg of lamb, tied

Yogurt Sauce

1 cup plain non-fat yogurt

2 cloves garlic, minced fine

2 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

Pinch Kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a processor, mortar & pestle or by hand, combine garlic, rosemary, parsley, salt, pepper, Dijon, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well into a thick paste. Rub all over lamb, place on a roasting rack, and cook about an hour and a half, or until 140 degrees F for medium rare.
  3. While it cooks, combine sauce ingredients, mix well and refrigerate.
  4. When lamb is done, remove from oven, tent with foil and let rest 20 minutes before slicing.
  5. Serve with yogurt sauce.
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Sam Zien

is host of the TV show Sam the Cooking Guy, author of 3 cookbooks and a frequent guest in the Today Show kitchen. He’s also and proud of his “big in taste but small in effort” cooking style — “food that anyone can make,” he likes to say.

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