Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic-Herb Crust
A holiday celebration doesn't have to require endless trips to the market and several days in the kitchen. This streamlined recipe puts an emphasis on make-ahead work, so the cook can enjoy the meal too.
Why This Recipe Works
An ideal roast leg of lamb should be tender and succulent, with a crust to complement the meat’s delicate flavor. But many roast leg of lamb recipes result in brown, rubbery meat. We wanted a Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic-Herb Crust recipe that was worthy of the holiday table. In lieu of pan-searing the lamb on the stove before roasting, we crisped the skin in the oven on high heat. Adding a bread crumb mixture and continuing to roast the lamb on lower heat gave us meat that was flavorful and juicy.