3-4 pound of leg of lamb bone-in
1 medium of onions
2 medium of carrots
1 medium of parsnip
1 medium of fennel bulk
1/2 cup of chicken stock
1/4 cup of pomegranate molasses
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
4 medium of garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon of olive oil
salt & pepper
- Take the lamb leg out an hour before roasting it, to let it come to room temperature. Once the hour is over, preheat the oven to 325˚F. Lightly score the leg of lamb in a criss-cross pattern with a sharp knife on both sides. Liberally season the entire lamb with salt and pepper.
- Roughly chop the onion, carrot, and parsnip into bite-size chunks. Slice the fennel bulb into 1/2-inch slices. Place all the vegetables at the bottom of the Circulon Symmetry Merlot 5.5-Qt Casserole. Pour the chicken stock over the vegetables. Place the lamb on top of the vegetables. It should fit snuggly in the casserole pot.
- Mix the pomegranate molasses, orange juice, ground cumin, minced garlic and olive oil in a glass measuring cup or small bowl. Pour the mixture over the lamb. Cover with lid and roast in the oven for 1 hour. After the hour is over, insert a meat thermometer deep into lamb meat to check how done the meat is. For medium rare, cook until the internal temperature reaches 135˚F as the meat will continue to cook after it is taken out of the oven. For medium continue to cook 140˚F. For Well-Done cook to 155˚F.
- If the meat isn’t at the desired temperature continue cooking for 10-minute intervals with the lid off (this will help promote the browning of the meat on top), until it reaches how you like your meat. Let the lamb leg rest for 15 minutes before carving, which will allow the meat to continue to cook as well as the juices to reabsorb into the leg.