Photo: Jennifer Davick
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 30 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Roasted lamb is not only a simple and delicious meal to serve for your Easter dinner, it also doubles as a beautiful centerpiece for your Easter tablescape. Garnish with vegetables like baby carrots, radishes, and lettuce leaves.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Unroll lamb, if necessary. Rub 1 lemon half on all sides of lamb, squeezing juice from lemon. Stir together oregano, salt, and pepper; rub on lamb. Roll up lamb, and tie with kitchen string.

Step 2

Place lamb on a lightly greased rack in a roasting pan. Separate garlic cloves (do not peel), and place around roast. Drizzle olive oil over lamb and garlic cloves.

Step 3

Squeeze juice from remaining 1 1/2 lemons into a bowl. Stir together juice and chicken broth; pour into roasting pan.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 2 hours to 2 hours and 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 140° (medium) or to desired degree of doneness. Remove lamb from pan; cover with aluminum foil, and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish, if desired.