Roasted Leg of Lamb

I have always dreaded to have a leg of lamb cooking in my kitchen. First of all, it is quite expensive and if anything goes wrong I would feel guilty for a very long time. But, finally I did it. I asked my dear husband to buy it and promised to make a gala dinner for him. So here is the recipe for you.

Marinate the leg overnight in;

1.5 tbsp meat tenderizer
2 tbsp rosemary (dried)
2 tbsp thyme (dried)
1 juice of lemon
1 tbsp vinegar
4 tbsp yogurt (plain white)
salt to taste

Massage the leg of lamb well with all these ingredients and seal it in a zip lock bag. Put it in the fridge overnight.

Preheat oven to 220 deg cel. Rub some oil on to the leg and in it goes for a good 35 – 45 min.

Take it out and and let it rest for some time. Then carve it and pour some wine sauce over it.

Here is the recipe for wine sauce

1/2 minced onion
1 bay leaf
1 tsp thyme
1 tbsp chopped garlic
2.5 cups red wine
1/4 cup butter

Throw all the ingredients other than butter in pan and let it boil till the alcohol content vaporizes. Then add the butter to get a smooth sauce. Strain all the ingredients and it’s ready to serve.

I served this dish with potato mash. My husband’s favorite dish.