In college I created this marinade and lived on broiled chicken breast marinated with it- for an entire year! Since then, I have come to prefer its hearty herbiness on lamb. —LE BEC FIN
Lamb and Marinade
boneless lamb top(leg) that has had as much fat removed as possible
cloves of peeled garlic,slivered
red wine vinegar
canola or olive oil
coarse freshly ground black pepper
In This Recipe
Lamb and Marinade
Cut narrow slits all over the top and sides of the lamb. Insert garlic slivers. Mix all remaining ingredients together and rub on meat.Truss with kitchen string and let sit, covered, in frig overnight.
Remove lamb from frig 2-3 hours before roasting. Roast at 350 degrees until 130 degree internal temperature for rare. Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes. Remove string and carve. Serve with juices.
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