Roasted Leg of Lamb with Herbs

Featured by Companhia Das Lezirias in the International Wine Club.

Ingredients

1 leg of lamb (5-6 lbs.)
3 Tbs. dry white wine or lemon juice
2 Tbs. chopped parsley
2 Tbs. chopped fresh mint leaves
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tb. minced garlic
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. crushed or crumbled dried bay leaves
1/2 tsp. pepper
salt

Instructions

Rinse lamb and pat dry; trim off and discard excess surface fat. In a small bowl, mix wine, parsley, mint, olive oil, garlic, paprika, bay leaves, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Rub all over lamb. Set lamb on a rack in an 11x17 inch pan. Roast in a 375 degree regular or convection oven until a thermometer inserted through thickest part of meat to the bone registers 140 degrees for medium-rare, about 1 1/2 hours, or 150 degrees for medium, about 1 3/4 hours. If drippings begin to burn, pour water into pan, 1/4 cup at a time, as needed. Transfer lamb to a rimmed board or platter and, keeping it warm, let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Slice meat from the bone to serve. Add salt and pepper to taste.