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Slow oven roasted lamb

Mistral Jan 18, 2010 07:11 AM

I am looking for slow roasted leg of lamb recipes - the sort that require 4 - 5 hours in the oven at a low temp.

I want to cook this as a treat for an 80 year-old pensioner who loves tender lamb.

Any recommendations?

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  1. Emmmily Jan 18, 2010 07:24 AM

    There's a recipe for "Long-Cooked Lamb Shoulder" in the giant yellow Gourmet cookbook that I really like. It gets roasted and then braised for 4-5 hours with herbs, onion, potatoes, white wine, etc. I can paraphrase the recipe if you can't find a copy.

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    1. re: Emmmily
      Mistral Feb 21, 2010 07:35 AM

      Emmmily I would be most grateful!

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      appycamper Jan 18, 2010 07:41 AM

      i guess it would depend on the size of the leg. i start with room temp lamb studded with garlic under the fat, then smeared with mustard and lemon juice.

      15 minutes at 500, then lower temp to 325 and go about 27-29 minutes per pound for pink (med) maybe around 140 internal temp or 25 minutes for reddish pink (med-rare) or about 135 internal temp. remove to plate cover and rest 10 - 15 minutes.

      no problem to cook lower and slow if you're checking temp.

      if you want well done, i'd say go with braised shanks. they lend themselves better to a more stew-like dish.

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