Garlic, Herb and Lemon Roasted Leg of Lamb

Garlic, Herb and Lemon Roasted Leg of Lamb
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
  1. 1.15 lb. Leg of Lamb (can be boneless or with bone depending on preference)
  2. 1 stick Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  3. 2 tbsp. Fresh Thyme (chopped finely)
  4. ¼ cup Fresh Rosemary (chopped finely)
  5. ¼ cup Fresh Oregano (chopped finely)
  6. 1 ½ tbsp. Garlic (chopped)
  7. ¼ cup Olive Oil
  8. Zest of 1 Lemon
  9. 1 ½ tsp. Kosher Salt
  10. ½ tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  11. 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  12. 1 extra Lemon
  13. 1 bulb of Garlic (halved with skins on)
  14. Few extra pinches of salt
  1. Set EGG for indirect cooking at 375°F/177°C.
  2. Trim of silver skin or any extra fat (optional, I prefer to keep most of fat on there.)
  3. Truss lamb to stay together during cooking process and place in a plastic container. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, herbs, garlic, olive oil, zest, spices and lemon juice. Using the back of a fork mix very well until all of the butter clumps are gone and you are left with smooth mixture. Set ¼ cup of the mixture aside.
  5. Sprinkle the lamb with salt and then rub the herb mixture onto the lamb and place into a roasting pan that fits on the EGG.
  6. Half the extra lemon and place that cut side down on the roasting pan next to the lamb along with the halved garlic bulb (facing cut side up).
  7. Roast for 1 ½ hours or until the internal temperature reads 130°F/54°C when a thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of the roast. (130°F/54°C will be Medium Rare.)
  8. Spoon the drippings onto lamb every 20-30 minutes while it is cooking.
  9. (Optional) About 10 minutes before the lamb is cooked, spoon the rest of the mixture onto the lamb. Optionally, spoon extra mixture onto lamb as it is sliced.
  10. Squeeze the garlic and extra lemon onto lamb before serving it (Optional.)
  11. Enjoy!
  1. Recipe courtesy of Linkie Marais©. You can find out more about Linkie at
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