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LAMB ~ ROASTED LAMB Recipe

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Added: Sunday, September 7, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
7 lbs. leg of lamb
8 garlic cloves
1 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 onions, sliced
1 c. boiling water
6 T. lemon juice
2 c. orzo (rice shaped pasta)
1 c. tomato puree
1 c. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 450.

Make 8 1/4" holes in fat side of lamb and insert garlic cloves. Combine 1 tsp. salt and pepper and smear on lamb. Transfer to baking pan and roast for 20 minutes. Reduce oven to 350. Baste with 1 T. lemon juice. Add onion slices on bottom of pan. Roast 15 more minutes. Baste again with 1 T. lemon juice. Pour 1 cup boiling water over all and continue to baste periodically with lemon and water. Roast 40 - 60 minutes more.

Bring 10 cups salted water to boil. Pour in orzo and cook 10 minutes or until done. Drain. Remove lamb from oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes. Leaving fat, juices and onion in pan, add tomato puree and stir. Add cooked, drained orzo. Bake uncovered at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper if needed. Cut lamb in slices and place in center of platter. Surround meat with orzo and serve with Mediterranean themed side dishes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8

 

 

 

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