Mint-Rubbed Leg of Lamb


A sweet way to prepare leg-of-lamb.


Better Homes and Gardens, via Razzle Dazzle Recipes

4 Servings
Preparation time
2 hours, 5 minutes
Cooking time
2 hours, 45 minutes
Total time
4 hours, 50 minutes
1 lamb leg
8 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons mint (dried, crushed)
1 tablespoon black pepper (coarsely ground)
3 tablespoons honey
  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.