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Sliced Roasted leg of lamb on a wood cutting board with a sprig of rosemary on top and two knives on the side.
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Roast Boneless Leg of Lamb Herb Garlic Stuffed

The boneless meat is filled with garlic, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Then is it liberally sprinkled with freshly ground pepper and kosher salt. It is seared on all sides on top of the stove and finished in the oven.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: main dish, Meat
Cuisine: Italian and American
Servings: 15
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Marisa Franca @ All Our Way


  • 1 5-pound boneless leg of lamb
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs of fresh sage
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Coarse sea salt


  • Heat the oven to 375 F. Lay the lamb out flat, cut-side up, on a clean surface. Sprinkle the meat with kosher salt and pepper, then arrange half of the thyme, rosemary, and sage and all of the garlic on the meat. Roll the meat around the herbs and tie with twine at 1 1/2-inch intervals.
  • Heat the oil in an ovenproof skillet or roasting pan over medium heat until it slides easily across the pan. Salt and pepper the outside of the lamb, then brown it on all sides, about 25 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven.
  • Cook the lamb for about 45 minutes. Add the butter and remaining herb sprigs and continue cooking the lamb, basting occasionally, for about 15 minutes. (The lamb is medium rare when a thermometer inserted in the center indicates an internal temperature of 125 F.) Remove the lamb from the oven, cover loosely with foil, and allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes. Slice and serve sprinkled with coarse sea salt.


  • Adapted from the recipe Roasted Herbed Leg of Lamb in "Think Like a Chef" by Tom Colicchio


Serving: 2slices | Calories: 152kcal | Protein: 19g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 275mg | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1.8mg