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Leg of lamb is an easy yet holiday-worthy roast. Buzz together the flavorful salt seasoning in a food processor, and rub it onto the meat at least 12 hours before roasting. Trust an instant-read meat thermometer to ensure the lamb is the perfect rosy pink in the center.

Recipe by Southern Living April 2015

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Credit: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
14 hrs 50 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Process first 5 ingredients in a food processor 2 to 3 minutes or until blended. Rub mixture over lamb, and place on a rack in a roasting pan. Chill 12 to 24 hours.

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  • Let lamb stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450°. Brush lamb with olive oil.

  • Bake at 450° for 45 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350°, and bake 1 more hour or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145°. Let lamb stand 20 minutes before serving.

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