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Garlic & Ginger Crusted Leg of Lamb

A decadent and delicious meal! Recipe developed by The Farmer & The Foodie collaborator, Lindsey McClave.

Leg of Lamb 

  • 1 Bone In Foxhollow Lamb Leg, 4-5lbs
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 inches fresh ginger root, peeled & minced
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 sprigs rosemary, stems removed & leaves minced
  • olive oil  
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper

Chimichurri Sauce

  • ¾ cup chopped parsley leaves
  • ¾ cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled & chopped 
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • the juice from ½ lemon 
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes 
  • ¼-⅓ cup olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper

Instructions: 

Serves 4-6

Leg of Lamb

Remove lamb leg from fridge 1 hour before cooking & allow to come to room temperature. Pat dry. Arrange oven racks so that the lamb & roasting pan can fit in the middle, at least five inches below the broiler. Preheat the broiler & rub the leg all over with olive oil. Season liberally with salt & pepper. Place the lamb leg fat side down in the roasting pan. With the oven hood on & oven door cracked slightly, broil for 3-5 minutes, allowing the skin of the lamb to crisp & brown. Flip so that the fat side is up & broil for an additional 3-5 minutes. Remove from the oven & set aside. (Alternatively, you may brown the leg in a heavy bottom pot on the stove. Transfer to a roasting pan & proceed).

Preheat the oven to 325°. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, ginger, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, rosemary, 2tbs olive oil, ½ tsp kosher salt, & ¼ tsp black pepper. Spoon the garlic & ginger mixture all over the top of the lamb leg. Tent with foil & transfer to the oven. Check the temperature after 1 hour of cooking - the leg will need to cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound for medium rare. You will want to remove the leg once it reaches 135° at the thickest part of the meat not touching the bone. Transfer to a cutting board & allow to rest for at least 20 minutes before slicing & serving with chimichurri sauce alongside. 

Chimichurri Sauce

Place the parsley, cilantro, garlic, ginger, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, ½ tsp kosher salt, & ¼ tsp black pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely minced. Scrape down the sides of the bowl & then allow the blade to run while pouring ¼ cup of the olive oil through the feed tube. Taste & add additional olive oil, salt, & pepper until the sauce reaches your preferred consistency & taste. Serve alongside roast leg of lamb.