Roasted Leg of Lamb

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Roasted Leg of Lamb

The perfect recipe to cook simple, special and very tasty lamb meat, I chose the leg of lamb, but it also works with any other pieces. The meat does not dry out, it is crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside.

Optionally you can put some vegetables next to the meat, so you will have meat and garnish cooked together, combined with a salad are an exemplary meal.


Lamb meat
3 kg
amount of meat can vary, and use any sliced lamb pieces - leg, ribs, etc.
500 ml
Garlic cloves
5 pieces
1 piece
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp
+ ground coriander, cloves or rosemary, optional
Olive oil
2 tbsp

Step by step


The meat is washed well, portioned, sliced.

Then sprinkle with salt, pepper (coriander / minced cloves optionally) and rub it well on all sides.


Mix the yogurt with the crushed garlic, grated lemon peel and a little salt.


Pour the yogurt over the meat and distribute it evenly over all the pieces and parts.


At this stage you can leave the meat to marinate in a bag, or bowl, in the refrigerator.

I put it directly in the oven tray, covered it with plastic wrap and left it in the fridge overnight or 5-6 hours.


After this time we take the meat out of the fridge, we put it in the tray if it is not there.

In addition to meat, you can put a few slices of potatoes, carrots and onions, optionally.

Sprinkle the meat and vegetables with a little olive oil and optionally sprinkle with a little dried or fresh rosemary.


Cover the tray with a lid, or make a lid out of aluminum foil.

Put it in the preheated oven at 200 degrees for 70-90 minutes.


After this time remove the foil from the top, try the meat with a knife if it comes in easily, it is tender.


Put the tray for another 20-30 minutes in the oven, uncovered.

During this time, after about 10 minutes, remove it and grease the meat with a brush, with the juice that leaves it in the tray.

I greased twice until it was ready and browned evenly.


It is ready when browned well. At the end, after removing it, grease it once more with the brush - you use the juice and fat that leaves it in the tray.


Serve hot with vegetables, and possibly a yogurt sauce - also mixed with a little garlic, salt and lemon peel.

Good appetite!

Quantity: 2 kg
Prep time: 120 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 360 min
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