Lamb

Herb Marinated Lamb

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August 13, 2012
Author Notes

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. —LeBec Fin

  • Makes 5-6 pounds
Ingredients
  • Lamb and Marinade
  • 5-6 pounds boneless lamb top(leg) that has had as much fat removed as possible
  • 4 cloves of peeled garlic,slivered
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola or olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons coarse freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 4 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • Roast lamb
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Lamb and Marinade
  2. 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.
  1. Roast lamb
  2. 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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