December 22, 2006 12:50am CST
whats your favorite dish to make for the holidays, recipes
27 Apr 07
Holiday Leg of Lamb "This leg of lamb is succulent and aromatic, a favorite of my family at Christmas time." INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom 5 pounds whole leg of lamb 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 orange peel, cut into slivers fresh mint, garnish DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, seasoned salt, marjoram, mustard and cardamom. Rub spice mixture over lamb. Cut 16 deep slits into roast. Insert thyme and a sliver of orange peel into each slit. Place lamb fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer in center of thickest portion of meat. Roast lamb in preheated oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Meat is medium done when a meat thermometer registers 175 degrees F. and is well done at 180 degrees F. Remove meat thermometer. Place roast on a warm serving platter. Put a paper frill around end of leg bone and garnish platter with fresh mint.