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Arni Psito - Roast Leg of Lamb

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“We love the simplicity of this recipe. The seasonings highlight the flavor of the lamb and the roasting method is no-fuss, tried and true. Feel free to use a combination of seasonings that pleases your family. This is based on a recipe from a book entitled The Grecian Plate compiled by The Hellenic Ladies Society of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Durham, North Carolina (1984).”
3hrs 10mins

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  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Place lamb fat-side up in shallow roasting pan.
  3. Rub lamb with olive oil and lemon juice; season with rosemary, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic.
  4. Place in oven, reduce heat to 350F and rost lamb for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 175-180°F.
  5. To add the optional potates, about 40 minutes before lamb is done, peel and quarter 6 large potatoes and place them around the lamb. Sprinkle with additional lemon juice, salt, pepper and oregano to taste.
  6. After 20 minutes of baking, turn potatoes over to brown other side.
  7. Continue roasting until potatoes pierce easily with a fork.
  8. Let lamb stand 20 minutes before carving.

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