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3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons chopped fresh shallots
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic (about 6 medium cloves)
1 (6-pound) bone-in leg of lamb, trimmed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Combine the first 11 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Place lamb in a roasting pan; rub with garlic mixture. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Remove lamb from the refrigerator. Sprinkle lamb with 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Place lamb on the rack of a roasting pan coated with cooking spray, and place rack in pan. Let lamb stand for 1 hour at room temperature.
Preheat oven to 425°.
Roast lamb at 425° for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375° (do not remove lamb from oven); bake an additional 45 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion of roast registers 135° or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand for 20 minutes; slice.
Well my family is not big on lamb so I made this with pork tenderloin and it was incredible. I NEVER shy away from a recipe if it calls for a meat or ingredient that I don't like. This would be delicious on a lean cut of beef roast.