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Leg of Lamb or Lamb Shoulder

Ingredients

  • Leg or shoulder of lamb (a per 2-4 people depending on the size)
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 Tbs rosemary
  • 2 Tbs thyme

Preparation

Pierce the lamb with a knife, and insert garlic. Marinate overnight in olive oil, wine, rosemary and thyme in the refrigerator.

Cooking

Fire your oven until hot, and then let the heat fall to a low to moderate temperature, roughly 350-400ºF. If you have fired your oven for a longer period (90 minutes or more), rake out the coals to allow the temperature to keep falling. If you do not have enough retained heat in the oven, you can leave a small fire, or coals at the start of cooking.

Place the lamb in a terracotta dish and add some fresh rosemary. You can even throw some fresh rosemary in the oven. It adds some spice to the air and the food.

Roast for approximately 30 minutes per pound for medium-doneness.

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