Narragansett Creamery Yogurt-Marinated Hopkins Farm Leg of Lamb

Narragansett Creamery Yogurt-Marinated Hopkins Farm Leg of Lamb
Staff Writer

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For this recipe, we like to use Narragansett Creamery Yogurt, as it is slightly tangy and fragrant. When mixed with a variety of fresh herbs, it serves as a fresh marinade, brightening the flavor of the roasted leg of lamb. This recipe requires the leg of lamb to marinate overnight. 

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  yogurt, preferably from Narragamsett Creamery
  • 1/4  Cup  lemon juice
  • 2  Tablespoons  cilantro
  • 1  Tablespoon  rosemary
  • 2  Tablespoons  mint
  • 2  Tablespoons  parsley
  • 1  Tablespoon  thyme
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped garlic
  • shallots, chopped
  • 1/4  Tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • One  5-pound leg of lamb, butterflied
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

 

For the marinade, puree the yogurt, lemon juice, mint, cilantro, rosemary, parsley, thyme, garlic, and shallots in a blender. With blender running, drizzle in the vegetable oil until fully incorporated.  

Rub the marinade all over the leg of lamb. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate overnight.

To roast the leg of lamb, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the leg of lamb in a roasting pan with ½ cup of water. Roast for 1 ½ hours or until the internal temperature reaches 130 degrees.  Rest the meat for 15 minutes before slicing.

To plate, slice leg of lamb to desired thickness and transfer to a serving platter.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
42µg
6%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
51µg
57%
Calcium, Ca
57mg
6%
Choline, total
42mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
32mg
10%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
141mg
20%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
144mg
10%
Water
32g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Yogurt Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Yogurt Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.