Wood-fired leg of lamb

Wood-fired leg of lamb

Wood-fired leg of lamb

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 90 mins
Serves: 6 - 8
Difficulty: Easy

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Wood-fired leg of lamb

1) Heat your wood-fired oven 2 hours before cooking. You want it to be a medium-high heat, about 200 degrees C.

2) Add the olive oil, rosemary, salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and zest in a mortar and pestle and smash until it reaches a paste. Place the lamb on a sheet tray and rub the paste all over the lamb, getting into every inch of space. If time allows, you can marinate the lamb for at least 4 hours or overnight.

3) Place the lamb on a sheet tray or roasting pan outfitted with a wire rack. Put in the oven and roast until the lamb reaches an internal temperature of 60 degrees C, about 1 1/2 hours.

4) Allow the lamb to rest for 20 minutes for the juices to redistribute before carving. Carve against the grain, using the bone as a handle. Place the slices on a platter and garnish with rosemary sprigs and lemon zest. Serve with a simple rocket salad.

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