Old-Fashioned Garlic and Rosemary Leg of Lamb 

 Originally Written: August 15, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

Garlic and Rosemary Leg of Lamb
Garlic and Rosemary Leg of Lamb

It may be a little bit easier to prepare delicious roasted leg of lamb than you think. I find this recipe very easy to make and each time I made it, it turned out excellent.

Old-Fashioned Garlic and Rosemary Leg of Lamb:

4-4-1/2 lb. shank half leg of lamb, trimmed of excess fat

4 cloves of garlic, minced, plus 3 whole heads of garlic

2 tablespoons of chopped fresh rosemary

  • Heat oven to 375F. Place leg of lamb in a large roasting pan.
  • Mix minced garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper in a small bowl and rub all over the lamb.
  • Cut about 1/4 off tops of heads of garlic, place heads around the lamb. Drizzle garlic with 1 tablespoon of oil, rolling heads in oil to coat.
  • Roast 1-1/2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 135F for rare, and 145F for medium.
  • Let rest 15 minutes
  • Carve and serve with roasted garlic to squeeze from skins onto lamb.

This recipe will feed 8 people and you might have some leftovers.

Hope you enjoy this recipe – please let me know how it turned out for you – your comments and suggestions are always welcomed and appreciated!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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