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Apr 19, 2014 02:06 PM

Can I coat leg of lamb and refrigerate 24 hrs ahead of cooking?

I'm using mustard, garlic, basil, salt and pepper. I coated the bottom of a large Tupperware container (actually 2, as I have one and a half legs) and the top of both legs, covered loosely with wax paper and put in frig.
Is that O.K.?
Also, I plan to cook both at the same time. Thought I'd put my thermometer in the smaller piece, when that's done, remove it from oven and place thermo. in larger leg. Small = prox 3lbs, Large = prox 5.5lbs.
Any advice would be appreciated.

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  1. of course you can marinate for 24 hours. before cooking, remove the lamb for about an hour to sit at room temp.

    what oven temp are you using?

    2 Replies
    1. re: hotoynoodle

      Yes. You could actually take it out up to 3 hours in advance, depending on how warm your kitchen is. 1 hour may de-chill it by about 5 degrees.

      1. re: hotoynoodle

        Planned to set oven temp at 325 and cook for 20 min. per lb.

      2. Glad you posted over here!

        Yes, you can definitely do it just remember to take it out of fridge a good hour or more before roasting and to take it out of the oven a good 5-10 degrees before your desired temp. Lamb, like beef, really benefits from at least a 20 minute rest.

        1. You can definitely do that! The seasonings will go all the way through

          1. Yes, that would work just fine.