SS: Leg of Lamb with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
This Supper Sunday I have made a leg of lamb. If you, like me, feel very intimidated by the idea of cooking lamb- never fear it is a lot easier than you think- at least the way I do it! and oh my is it tasty! – I do apologize for any vegetarians/vegans/non-meat eaters reading this blog, I do love my meats, but I promise I will do some vegetarian options sometime in the future!
Leg of Lamb
this is a very simple recipe!
1 leg of lamb
approx. 10-15 cloves of garlic (sliced into pieces)
2-3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp dried rosemary
1 tbsp montreal steak spice (you could also just use salt and pepper)
Take your garlic and slice it into pieces
Now you are going to stuff all that garlic goodness into your leg of lamb like this:
Do this all over your lamb leg until it is stuffed full with garlic! Then drizzle the olive oil over it and cover it with all the spices.
I like to roast mine in the oven in a cocoon of aluminum foil- it seals in all the moisture and it means less clean up!
Then put this in the oven at 350 F for about 3 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 170 F and it is tender!
Then you can slice it up- revealing all the wonderfully mellow garlic inside:
BUT while your lamb is roasting away in the oven- you can make some garlic mashed potatoes to go with them.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
I make garlic mashed potatoes by mincing my garlic and cooking it in the microwave with butter:
This just makes the garlic a little more mellow and not so tangy in the potatoes- then add the garlic butter, a little cream and some salt & pepper to some cooked potatoes:
And mash away!
I can’t say that I use specific amounts of anything for these- it really depends on how many potatoes you use and how buttery/garlic-y/creamy you like your potatoes- if it isn’t what you want then add more!
I served this with some corn and salad and I poured some of the juices from the lamb over my potatoes YUM!
This is a great dinner to serve when you have guests over (since it is in the oven for a while and you just pull it out and VOILA!) Also it is a complete crowd pleaser and makes you look super fancy!
Hope you are having a Scrumptious Sunday!