Lamb Leg Cooking Guidelines
1. Before you plan to cook, bring the lamb leg to room temperature. Pat dry and season with salt, pepper and herbs of your preference.
2. Preheat oven to 475°F.
Pro Tip:To make your lamb leg extra crispy — At the same time, in a large cast iron skillet, heat canola oil. Place the fatty side of the leg down and render fat until golden brown. Make sure to sear on all sides before placing in the oven.
3. Line the bottom of a roasting pan with a bed of fresh herbs and transfer the seared leg, fatty side up, into the pan directly on the herbs.
4. Place the roasting pan in the center of the oven at 475°F. After 10 minutes, reduce the temperature to 350°F and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 135°F. Always let the lamb rest out of oven for at least 15 minutes, remembering that the internal temperature will rise to 145°F after leaving the oven.