Lemon-Garlic Semi-Boneless Leg of Lamb / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen / Katie Workman / themom100.com
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Lemon-Garlic Semi-Boneless Leg of Lamb

There are few large pieces of meat that my family loves more than a leg of lamb, and few that make more of a statement for company.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 People
Calories: 184.35kcal
Author: Katie Workman


  • 1 6-pound semi-boneless leg of lamb
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Coarse or kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Finely grated zest from 2 lemons


  • Rub the garlic and lemon zest all over the lamb, and season well with salt and pepper.  Place in a bowl or on a plate and refrigerate overnight, uncovered.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.  While the oven is preheating place the lamb on a rack in a roasting pan of some sort, and allow it to come to room temperature.
  • Roast the lamb for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350°F and continue to cook for another 1 1/2 hours to 1 hour 45 minutes, until a meat thermometer registers 135° in the center of the meat.  Start testing on the very early side. Remove from the oven and let it sit for 20 minutes to collect its juices and finish cooking before carving and serving.


Calories: 184.35kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.38g | Protein: 29.43g | Fat: 6.45g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 91.44mg | Sodium: 88.76mg | Potassium: 412.93mg | Fiber: 0.11g | Sugar: 0.05g | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 11.12mg | Iron: 2.6mg