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Rosemary-Crusted Lamb With Tzatziki Sauce

Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 45 mins
Stand time 10 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
Grate the lemon rind for the Tzatziki Sauce before squeezing the juice for the lamb.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (6-pound) leg of lamb, boned and trimmed
  • Tzatziki Sauce
  • Garnish: fresh rosemary sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Process first 6 ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Spread rosemary mixture evenly on lamb. Place lamb on a lightly greased rack in a roasting pan.

  2. Bake at 450° for 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160° (medium).

  3. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with Tzatziki Sauce. Garnish, if desired.

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