Mint-Rubbed Leg of Lamb

Summary

Yield
Servings
Source[Better Homes and Gardens]() and [Razzle-Dazzle Recipes](http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/easter/minted-leg-of-lamb.htm)
Prep time
4 hours
Cooking time
Total time
4 hours

Description

A sweet way to prepare leg-of-lamb.

Ingredients

1  
lamb leg
8 cloves
garlic
2 tablespoons
mint (dried, crushed)
1 tablespoon
black pepper (coarsely ground)
3 tablespoons
honey
   
salt

Instructions

1. Trim excess fat from meat 2. Cut 1/2-inch wide slits into lamb leg and insert each half-clove deep in each slit 3. Combine dried mint, pepper, and salt; rub over entire surface of lamb leg 4. Drizzle honey over lamb leg and rub to coat 5. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover lamb loosely with plastic wrap 6. Refrigerate for about 2 hours 7. Remove plastic wrap 8. Roast, uncovered, in a 325˚F (162˚C) oven for 2 — 2.5 hours, or until a meat thermometer registers 140˚F (60˚C) for medium-rare or 155˚F (68˚C) for medium; remove from oven when done 9. Cover meat loosely with foil and let stand for 15 min 10. Garnish (mint sprigs recommended). Serve with Scott's mint jelly or Crosse and Blackwell's mint sauce. *[˚F]: degrees Fahrenheit *[˚C]: degrees Celsius