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  • 1 Secrets of cooking
  • 2 recipe with herbs
  • 3 recipe with vegetables

Of the entire carcass leg of lamb has the least amount of fat, so for the first acquaintancethis meat can confidently choose it up.When you buy should pay attention to the color of the product: fat should be as light!If it is yellow, cook a dish of lamb in multivarka though, at least in the oven, but as a result you can hardly enjoy it because of the specific sharp odor.

cooking secrets

  1. perfect flavor without the characteristic smell has tender meat of milk lamb. But it is difficult to buy a (deficit), but it is more expensive than conventional lamb.So your focus should attract the animal meat to 18 months.Identify it can be both light color Zhirkov, and in a gentle tone of the muscle fibers themselves.If they are deep red, brown - animal old.
  2. Before cooking lamb legs in the oven always requires a prescription rinse it in hot water (so you wash away dirt adhered to the surface layer of fat
    ), and remove the maximum Zhirkov with meat, leaving him thin, uniform layer across the piece.So you can prevent the dish from drying out.A good solution is to cook a leg of lamb in the oven, will be the use of culinary sleeve or foil.Since leg of lamb in the oven in foil evenly fry thoroughly in its own juice, while the uncovered with pieces of fat will follow.
  3. If you want to save a maximum of juice in the dish, do not do for punctures shpigovaniya meat. Through these incisions will lose more than a piece of delicious juice than required.
  4. time required for preparation of the legs depends on its weight. Calculate it can be something like this: for every kilogram of carcass takes 40 minutes in the oven, and more, plus an additional 20 minutes.If you have a cooking thermometer is even easier - install it in the thickest part of the piece.The temperature within 65 degrees is indicative of readiness dishes.
  5. Improve each recipe lamb legs in the oven allow rosemary. It is this spicy herb blends perfectly with the meat.Be sure to add it when cooking lamb piece of fresh (branches) or in dry.
  6. When the cooking time has passed, do not hurry to cut meat. pieces required to stand for 20 minutes so the juices inside it evenly distributed.So you get the perfect dish tenderness and exceptional flavor.

recipe with herbs

This dish can be prepared in the hole or on the grill.Leg of lamb baked in the oven in the sleeve, will be more juicy.And with the meat on the grill, you can simultaneously bake delicious potatoes.

So, you will need:

  • leg of lamb - 2 kg;
  • rosemary sprigs - 5 pcs .;
  • dried juniper berries, Provence herbs, peppercorns;
  • garlic - 10 cloves;
  • olive oil;
  • salt.


  1. Dry spice grind into crumbs, mix with finely chopped garlic, rosemary and butter.
  2. legs clear of excess fat, rub with fragrant mixture, sprinkle with salt.
  3. Wrap in the package, place in the refrigerator for 4-12 hours.
  4. just a few hours before cooking, remove the foot from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature.
  5. Place on the grill, put in the oven, preheated to 230 °.Below, set the pan, which will drain the fat.Fill it a little hot water, and a glass of white wine, which will give the dish flavor of luxury.
  6. Bake 10 minutes, turn.Hold for 10 minutes and reduce temperature to 180 °.
  7. If you plan to serve the dish with the potatoes, cut them into thin circles and place on a baking sheet under the grill, with a sprig of rosemary.He propechetsya in mutton fat and become stunningly delicious.
  8. After 1.5 hours, remove the leg from the oven, wrap it in foil and leave for 20 minutes.When the meat rest, it can bring to the table.

recipe with vegetables

for lamb leg with vegetables, baked in the oven, you can use different combinations of side dishes: eggplant, pepper, tomato.We offer an easy and tasty option with small potatoes (when young, you can leave it in the uniforms) and carrots.

you will need:

  • leg of lamb - 2 kg;
  • garlic - 1 head;
  • rosemary - needles with 5 branches;
  • salt - art.a spoon;
  • black pepper - 2 tsp;.
  • potatoes - 900 g;
  • carrots - 500 g;
  • olive oil.


  1. Rinse and pat dry the foot, rub it with pepper, salt.Nashpiguyte garlic and rosemary.2 hours leave in the refrigerator.
  2. Get out of the cold for at least 1 hour before sending in the oven.Put in the form of potato tubers, large pieces of carrot, brush them with olive oil, prisolit.Top with leg of lamb.
  3. preheat oven to 200 °, bake for 25 minutes.Followed by reducing the temperature to 160 °, and simmer the meat a little more than an hour.

during cooking of meat is allocated a delicious juice, which you can use as the perfect sauce for vegetable garnish.Slice the leg of thin slices and serve with vegetables.