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  • Lamb
  • 1 boneless half leg of lamb (about 3 ½ to 4 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Mint Gremolata
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest


  1. Prepare Lamb: Position oven rack to 5 inches from source of heat; preheat broiler. Place rack in large roasting pan; place lamb on rack. Rub all sides of lamb with oil; evenly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil lamb 4 to 5 minutes or until top is browned; turn lamb and broil 4 to 5 minutes longer or until top is browned. Remove lamb from oven.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°; position oven rack to middle position. Turn lamb; rub top with garlic and parsley. Loosely tent lamb with aluminum foil; roast lamb 1 hour 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 135° for medium-rare. Transfer lamb to cutting board; cover loosely with aluminum foil and let stand 15 minutes before slicing (internal temperature will rise to 145° upon standing).
  3. Meanwhile, prepare Mint Gremolata: In small bowl, stir together all ingredients. Makes about 1/2 cup.
  4. Slice lamb and serve with gremolata.
Chef Tips For faster, more even cooking, let lamb stand at room temperature 1 hour before preparing. Broiling the lamb prior to roasting creates a nice, golden brown sear on the outside.