How to Cook a Leg of Lamb With the Bone in It

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How to Cook a Leg of Lamb With the Bone in It
Cook leg of lamb at 163 degrees Celsius (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Lamb is a flavourful meat that can be cooked to suit any taste. Lamb is high in saturated fat, but it provides 60.3 per cent of a person's daily protein. It is also a good source of zinc, vitamin B12 and phosphorus. A leg of lamb can be cooked a number of different ways, but one of the easiest is roasting it in the oven.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Bone-in lamb leg
  • Large roasting pan
  • Spices
  • Carving knife

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  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 163 degrees Celsius.

  2. 2

    Place leg of lamb in a large roasting pan.

  3. 3

    Rub seasoning all over the outside of the leg. Rosemary, garlic, lemon, salt and pepper are common choices.

  4. 4

    Place the leg of lamb in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes per pound. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 62.8 degrees Celsius. Check the internal temperature by inserting a meat thermometer into the thickets part of the leg. It is now safe to eat, but you can continue cooking it to your preference.

  5. 5

    Remove the lamb from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes before carving.

Tips and warnings

  • Inexperienced cooks may want to start with a boneless leg of lamb as it is easier to carve than one with the bone in.

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