This is a very simple but elegant way to prepare
a leg of lamb.
|Leg of lamb 4-6 ilbs
|garlic cit in slivers
|dried rosemary or basil, crushed
|ground black pepper
|dry red wine
Trim any external fat off the leg, pat dry. Using a
sharp knife make deep slits in the meat inserting
garlic slivers in each slit. Mix the herbs and
pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle the leg with red
wine and then rub the herb/pepper mix onto the
lamb. Bake (uncovered) at 400 degrees F for 15
minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 and cook
allowing about 25 minutes per pound. Baste every
20 minutes or so.