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Roasted Leg of Lamb

Roasted Leg of Lamb

By Traeger Kitchen

Celebrate spring with this roasted leg of lamb. The combination of rosemary and lamb is hard to beat, but when you add wood-fired flavor into the equation, it only gets better.

Prep Time

30 Min

Cook Time

1 Hr
30 Min

Pellets

Cherry

Ingredients

This recipe serves:

8

Units of Measurement:
main
1 (7-8 lb) bone-in leg of lamb
2 Teaspoon Olive oil
1 Tablespoon crushed garlic, plus 4 cloves, sliced lengthwise, divided
Zest of 2 lemons
To Taste kosher salt
To Taste Freshly ground black pepper
4 Clove garlic, sliced lengthwise
Juice of 2 lemons
4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, cut into 1-inch pieces
This recipe serves:

8

Units of Measurement:
main
1 (7-8 lb) bone-in leg of lamb
2 Teaspoon Olive oil
1 Tablespoon crushed garlic, plus 4 cloves, sliced lengthwise, divided
Zest of 2 lemons
To Taste kosher salt
To Taste Freshly ground black pepper
4 Clove garlic, sliced lengthwise
Juice of 2 lemons
4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, cut into 1-inch pieces

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    00:15

  • 2

    In a small bowl, combine the olive oil and crushed garlic. Rub all over the leg of lamb.

  • 3

    With a paring knife, make about 24 small cuts all over the lamb, about 3/4 inch deep. Stuff the sliced garlic and rosemary sprigs into the slits. Spread the lemon zest and juice all over the lamb. Season generously with salt and pepper.

  • 4

    Insert the probe into the thickest part of the lamb, avoiding the bone. Place the leg of lamb directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 30 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    00:30

  • 5

    Reduce the Traeger temperature to 350°F. Continue cooking until the internal temperature of the lamb reaches 130°F for medium-rare, 60-90 minutes, or your desired temperature.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

    130 ˚F / 54 ˚C

    01:30

  • 6

    Remove the lamb from the grill and let rest for 15 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

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