The Best Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb served with Pan-Roasted Potatoes
I enjoy eating a delicious lamb dish when properly prepared. Lamb dishes require some knowledge of the cuts and cooking methods. Leg and rack are the most tender cuts whereas shank and shoulder are the toughest.
Lamb can be very expensive depending on where you shop. Lamb is considered a healthy and lean meat and I usually cook it at least 2 - 3 times a month. Roasted or stewed, lamb can be easily prepared.
If you can afford to buy lamb, don't cook it only on special occasions. I believe in pleasing my stomach and taking care of my body first and then think about anyone else. Hope you are the doing the same because life is too short! :)To make this recipe, you will need a boneless leg of lamb. I usually buy the small cuts if it is just for the family. Cooking a boneless leg of lamb is easier than the bone-in leg of lamb. Roasting is also better because the meat rests perfectly on the roasting pan or rack. Serving the meat is also not an issue because you can use any serving plate.
Roasting a boneless leg of lamb is not intimidating at all. It is said to be one of the most natural meat to cook. Lamb needs fresh herbs and a mixture of dry spices. Herbs such as rosemary are always great with lamb. The rosemary embraces the meat and gives it a pleasant fragrance. Fresh Garlic, another great herb or vegetable as it is sometimes referred to, adds tons of flavor to the meat.
To recreate my dish, you will need one boneless leg of lamb weighing about 3 - 4 pounds, rosemary leaves, garlic, cumin, paprika, Hot and Spicy PIneapple with Herbs Blend, salt, pepper, oil, apple cider vinegar and a preheated oven.
I usually cook lamb with balsamic vinegar, but for this recipe, I chose apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is not as strong as balsamic vinegar, and it gives a nice acidic taste that mostly eliminates the gamy smell.
After roasting the boneless leg of lamb to perfection, I served it with Pan-Roasted Potatoes dish that has been cooked in a mixture of oil, butter, Hot and Spicy Pineapple sauce and salt. Just three ingredients for the potatoes!
Are you ready to get cooking? By the way, did I mention that it is cheaper to buy large quantity or larger meat size at stores such as Costco and BJ? Get in the kitchen and start cooking one of the most delicious lamb recipes any day during the week.
Serve: 4 - 6; Prep Time: 20 min; Cooking Time: 1 hr; Total Time: 1 hr 20 min
3 to 4 pounds boneless leg of lamb leg
Take the boneless leg of lamb out of the refrigerator an hour before cooking so it comes at room temperature before marination. Clean the meat the way you would normally do. In a bowl add oil, vinegar, black pepper, minced garlic, Hot and Spicy Pineapple and Herbs Blend, paprika, cumin, and rosemary. Mix well to form a paste.
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