Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total Time
7 Hours
16 servings (serving size: 3 ounces lamb and about 1 tablespoon sauce)

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Cut 20 (3/4-inch-deep) slits in lamb. Press 1 garlic half into each slit. Rub lamb with lemon mixture. Cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 5 hours.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 3

Sprinkle lamb with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place lamb on a wire rack coated with cooking spray; place rack in a roasting pan. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes. Bake lamb at 450° for 20 minutes.

Step 4

Reduce oven temperature to 375° (do not remove lamb).

Step 5

Bake an additional 55 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 130°. Let stand for 15 minutes; cut across the grain into slices.

Step 6

Combine yogurt and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Serve with lamb.

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