Photo: Hector Sanchez
Active Time
15 Mins
Total Time
14 Hours 50 Mins
Makes 8 servings

A meat thermometer will ensure that the center of the lamb is just the right shade of pink. We recommend serving with Roasted Beets, Carrots, and Sweet Onions. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Process first 5 ingredients in a food processor 2 to 3 minutes or until blended. Rub mixture over lamb, and place on a rack in a roasting pan. Chill 12 to 24 hours.

Step 2

Let lamb stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450°. Brush lamb with olive oil.

Step 3

Bake at 450° for 45 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350°, and bake 1 more hour or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145°. Let lamb stand 20 minutes before serving.