Caraluzzi's Recipes

Roasted Leg of American Lamb

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  • 1 boneless leg of American Lamb approximately 6 pounds


  • 4 garlic cloves smashed
  • 2 lemons zested
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 bunch parsley chopped
  • 1 cup olive oil Try Caraluzzi's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt


  • In small bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Rub mixture on leg of lamb. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate overnight.
  • Bring lamb to room temperature and sprinkle with salt.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into center of leg reads 125°F to 130°F.
  • Cover loosely with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
  • Pairing suggestion: Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Merlot.


Photo and recipe courtesy of American Lamb.