The age-old Easter question: How to Roast a Leg of Lamb?

April 13, 2020 2 min read

Even though we’re all staying home, and losing all semblances to our normal day-to-day lives, we know that everyone’s trying to keep some normalcy. Let’s all keep our heads up and try to have a great Easter weekend! 

Easter Sunday is coming up. It’s one of the most celebrated traditions around the world. Most people have dye Easter Eggs, have egg hunts, eat lots of chocolate, but our favorite part is the Roast Lamb Leg

Why should we have lamb for Easter you ask? Let us explain.

The Easter story is about the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb. That is why Easter Sunday is a common religious celebration all around the world. The reason why people have lamb is that Jesus is also known as ‘Lamb of God’. If you want a more in-depth explanation about the importance of lamb for Christians, you can find more information here

Back to food! We really want to highlight a great recipe for a Roasted Leg of Lamb. The total cooking time is around 2 hours. We will be using The MeatStick - Wireless Meat Thermometer to track our lamb’s temp in real-time and also get notified when it reaches the target temperature. Using our smart meat thermometer is what makes our recipe innovative and easy to cook. You will be guided by The MeatStick. 

Let’s get started! 

Ingredients 

  • 1 bone-in lamb leg (trimmed)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves (chopped)
  • 1 kg small potatoes, or cut into pieces if large 

Preparation 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F / 176°C.
  2. Dry the lamb by patting with paper towels. Once dry, score the top part of the lamb with small incisions. 
  3. In a bowl, mix salt, garlic, rosemary, thyme. 
  4. Spread the mix all over the lamb without forgetting the incisions. 
  5. Place your seasoned potatoes and remaining oil and other seasoning ingredients in a baking dish. Make sure to make some space in the dish for your lamb leg. DO NOT place the lamb leg on top of the potatoes. If you do, they will not cook properly. 
  6. Before starting the roast, insert The MeatStick meat thermometer into the thickest part of the Leg of Lamb (don’t touch the bone). Then set up your cook through the app in order to track the meat’s temperature in real-time. You will be notified when it reaches the target temperature, which in this case is 145°F / 62°C. 
  7. The MeatStick will take care of your Easter meal, so you do not need to babysit in the kitchen.  
  8. When it reaches the target temperature, you will get a notification on your phone.
  9. Once you are notified, remove the meat from the oven and let it rest about 15 minutes before slicing.
  10. Enjoy your Easter meal! 

Now, it is time to celebrate Easter dinner with the family. We love to pair Roast Lamb with Pinot Noir, a Chianti or a Saint-Émilion!


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