The aroma of herbs and spices that fills the air while this marinated leg of lamb is roasting will entice you to take a bite before it’s done. A favorite around the holidays, this makes an excellent centerpiece for any occasion.
For the Lamb
4tablespoons finely minced garlic
¾cup finely minced yellow onion
2tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
½teaspoon table-grind black pepper
1 (4–4½-pound) boneless leg of lamb
1teaspoon and 1teaspoonkosher salt, divided
2cups boiling water
You can marinate the leg of lamb 1 day in advance. The leg can be roasted 4 to 5 hours in advance; however, it is best right out of the oven. Serve as directed.