Slow Roasted Lamb Leg with Smoky Crème

Ingredients

Lamb

  • 1 (2.5-pound) bone-in leg of lamb (grass-fed or pasture-raised if possible)
  • ½ cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup avocado oil

Crème

  • 1 cup plain unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 small garlic cloves, microplaned
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Serving suggestions

  • Gem lettuce cups
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Fresh dill sprigs
  • Lemon zest

Method

Step 1 Slow Roasted Lamb Leg with Smoky Crème Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Remove the lamb from the refrigerator and pat dry.

Step 2 Slow Roasted Lamb Leg with Smoky Crème Healthy Recipe

Step 2

Place the lamb in an oven-safe baking dish or Dutch oven. Combine all of the lamb ingredients in a small bowl first, then rub over the entire lamb leg. Massage the marinade into the lamb well using your hands. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 8 hours or overnight. After marinating, remove the lamb from the refrigerator and allow it to reach room temperature, preheat the oven to 325°F.

Step 3 Slow Roasted Lamb Leg with Smoky Crème Healthy Recipe

Step 3

To prepare the crème sauce, add all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Step 4 Slow Roasted Lamb Leg with Smoky Crème Healthy Recipe

Step 4

Once the lamb reaches room temperature, cover and transfer to the top rack of the oven, or as far away from the heat source as possible. Roast for 3 hours.

Step 5 Slow Roasted Lamb Leg with Smoky Crème Healthy Recipe

Step 5

After 3 hours, remove the lamb from the oven. Flip the lamb leg to roast the other side, cover, and continue to roast for another 1 hour and 30 minutes until the meat is fork tender and falling off the bone.

Step 6 Slow Roasted Lamb Leg with Smoky Crème Healthy Recipe

Step 6

Once the lamb leg has roasted for a total of 4 hours and 30 minutes, remove the cover and increase the oven temp to 425°F. Transfer the uncovered lamb leg back into the oven and roast for 45 minutes.

Step 7 Slow Roasted Lamb Leg with Smoky Crème Healthy Recipe

Step 7

To serve, plate some of the lamb with a spoonful of anchovy crème and the other serving suggestions to create the perfect plate.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 361, Total Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 95mg, Sodium: 649mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 2g, Protein: 28g, Net Carbs: 6g

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