Sherry-Glazed Roast Leg Of Lamb

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Ingredients

  • 1 (5 to 6 lb.) leg of lamb
  • 1 clove garlic, slivered
  • 3 to 4 fresh mint sprigs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 medium onion, cut into eighths
  • 1/3 dry sherry
  • 1/3 mint or currant jelly

Directions

Make several slits on outside of lamb; insert garlic slivers. Combine mint, salt, pepper and thyme; run on roast. Layer onion in roasting pan; place roast on onions. Insert meat thermometer, making sure it does not touch fat or bone. Bake at 325° 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Combine sherry and jelly. Glaze roast with sherry mixture; bake additional 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before carving.

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