How To Cook Leg of Lamb

How to Cook Leg of Lamb

Hello friends, today I want to share with you how I cook a perfect Leg of Lamb. It is easy to prepare and a delicious meal to feed your entire family! A perfect meal to celebrate the Holidays! Cut it thin for sandwiches or in slices to eat. Either way, this recipe is sure to make you love lamb!
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Recipe Video


  • 1 Leg of Lamb (the Chef's leg was about 4 ½ pounds)
  • About 1 ½ cup Fresh Parley
  • 4 to 5 Garlic cloves, plus 4 to 5 more to insert inside the leg
  • 2 ounces Pine Nuts
  • 2 ounces Almonds
  • 1 tablespoons Fresh Thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoons Rosemary leaves
  • ½ cup Garlic Olive Oil


Preheat Oven to 375°F

  • Process all the ingredients to a fine and fairly liquid paste.
  • Tie the leg of lamb like the chef did in the video.  Process to insert a few garlic cloves sliver using a pairing knife.  Rub the lamb on both sides with the olive oil paste above.
  • Bake at 375°F or until the temperature reach your desired doneness.  
  • Do not gauge your cooking only using your timer.  Be sure to insert a meat thermometer and get as close as possible to the bone without touching it.
  • Rare: 115 - 120°F.
    Medium-Rare: 125°F.
    Medium: 130°F.
    Medium-Well: 145°F.
    Well Done: 150°F.
  • Be sure to let it rest at least 20/30 minutes before cutting it!
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