Wine-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb

Wine-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Wine-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb 150

Leg of lamb is always welcome on an entertaining menu, and a boneless roast takes away any worries about carving. Anchovies are a classic partner to lamb; they melt onto the surface, adding a lively but not at all fishy flavour (omit if desired). Serve with rice pilaf or roasted potatoes and a Belgian-endive-and-watercress salad.

  • Portion size 6 servings


  • 1 boneless leg of lamb (about 3 lb/1.5 kg)
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 8 anchovy fillets


Untie lamb and lay flat on work surface; trim off any fat. In small bowl, mix together garlic, paprika, rosemary, oil, salt and pepper; rub on both sides of lamb. Retie lamb. Place in large bowl and pour wine over top. Cover and marinate in refrigerator, turning occasionally, for at least 2 hours or for up to 24 hours.

Reserving marinade, place lamb in 14- x 10-inch (35 x 25 cm) roasting pan. Arrange anchovy fillets over roast; pour reserved marinade over top. Roast in 325°F (160°C) oven, basting often and adding up to 1 cup (250 mL) water if necessary to maintain level, until meat thermometer inserted in centre registers 140°F (60°C) for rare, about 1-1/2 hours, or to desired doneness.

Transfer lamb to carving board and tent with foil; let stand for 10 minutes. Skim fat from pan drippings; pour into warmed gravy boat along with any carving juices. Serve with lamb.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 585 mg
  • Protein 49 g
  • Calories 301.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g


  • Iron 33.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Wine-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb