Lamb meat taste may be unfamiliar to many Americans, simply because they did not grow up in households in which lamb was served. Americans trying lamb for the first time either enjoy the great taste or some simply dislike it. Lamb has a very unique gamey taste
SPRING LEG OF LAMB (Brined lamb will reduce the gamey taste of lamb but those used to eating it will disagree to not weaken the flavor) To brine the lamb: In the refrigerator; soak leg of lamb overnight in a pan of brine (cold water, 3 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, one clove of garlic, 1 sliced onion, 1/2 teaspoon thyme.) In the morning, remove only the lamb and rinse it (throw all the brine away,) put lamb into a covered roasting pan, rub with salt, paprika and black pepper. Add one sliced onion and brush lamb lightly with olive oil or with margarine. Add one cup water and roast until either medium rare but not above medium done. To brown, keep basting and uncover last ½ hour. Roast at 325-F. Medium Rare 145F / 63C, Medium 160F / 72C
ROAST LEG OF LAMB
Wash leg of lamb, then brush lamb lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in a roasting pan and add one teaspoon ground marjoram, one stick celery, one carrot, and one cup tomato juice. Roast in a preheated moderate oven (325-F.) Roast until either medium rare but not above medium done. During process of roasting, baste occasionally. Medium Rare 145F / 63C, Medium 160F / 72C
LEG OF MUTTON:
Wash the meat and place in roaster. On top of meat rub with 1 tablespoon olive oil, add 2 clove of garlic well minced, ¼ teaspoon crushed marjoram, salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 large can of tomatoes. Cover roaster and roast at 325-F until either medium rare but not above medium done. Medium Rare 145F / 63C, Medium 160F / 72C. If roasting in a moderate oven it may not be necessary to add more liquid. Some pared potatoes may be added to roast about 1 hour before meat is tender.
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