Herb-Crusted Roast Leg of Lamb

Rubbed with a blend of spices to enhance its natural flavor, this leg of lamb comes out tender and super juicy. Buy a bone-in leg if you want the most flavorful cut.

roast leg of lamb recipes

: Serves 12 (1 serving = 4 ounces)


  • 1 4-pound leg of lamb
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup onions, sliced
  • ½ cup dry vermouth

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 292 cal
Total Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Sodium 157 mg
Carbohydrates 2 g
Protein 24 g
Phosphorus 232 mg
Potassium 419 mg
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calcium 19 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Place leg of lamb on a roasting pan. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
  3. Make paste with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and the rest of the spices. Rub the paste onto the lamb.
  4. Roast lamb in 400° F oven for 30 minutes.
  5. Drain off fat and add vermouth and onions.
  6. Reduce heat to 325° F and cook for an additional 1¾–2 hours. Baste leg of lamb frequently. When internal temperature is 145° F, remove from oven and let rest 3 minutes before serving.

Contributed by: Agnes, Orland Park, Illinois.