Thursday, 6 March 2014

ROASTED LEG OF LAMB IN CILANTRO PESTO

Let me be true to you guys. My husband is a great cook . In fact I cook better because of him. Whenever I feel like I shouldn't be cooking he helps me a lot. This roasted leg of lamb is his awesome recipe. Absolutely juicy and  tender.





Ingredients:


Leg of lamb- 1


Cilantro- 1 bunch


Almonds- 1/2 cup


Garlic cloves -2


Paprika powder- 1 tspn


Olive oil- 1/4 cup


Lemon juice- 1 tbspn


Thick baking foil to wrap the leg of lamb


Salt to taste

Method:

1. Clean the leg of lamb and place it on the baking tray.

2. Grind cilantro, almonds, garlic cloves with olive oil and lemon juice in the blender until you a get a smooth paste.

3. Add paprika powder and salt to the marinade.

4. Apply the marinade smoothly over the leg of lamb and marinate for 8 hours in the fridge or overnight.



Applying the marinade


5. Pierce the skewer of the oven through the leg of lamb and place it on the foil.

Pierce with the skewer

Place on the foil

Add the remaining marinade

6. Add the remaining marinade to the leg of lamb and wrap it with the thick baking foil.



Wrap the leg of lamb

7. Roast the leg of lamb in the preheated oven at 250 degrees for the first 30 minutes and later reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees and roast it for the next one hour. Let  the roasted meat rest for the 15 to 20 minutes beforecarving.  Enjoy with boiled potatoes and boiled veggies.

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