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Holiday Leg of Lamb

1 Tsp salt

1/2 Tsp black pepper

1 Tsp seasoned salt

1/2 Tsp dried marjoram

1/4 dried mustard

1/8 dried cardamom

5 lbs whole leg of lamb

1/2 Tsp dried thyme

1 orange peel cut into slivers

fresh mint/garnish


1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C)

2.  In a small, mix together salt, pepper, seasoned salt, marjoram, mustard and cardamom.  Rub spice mixture over lamb.  Cut 16 deep slits into roast.  Insert thyme and a sliver of orange peel into each slit.  Place lamb fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.  Insert meat thermometer in center of thickest portion of meat.

3.  Roast lamb in preheated oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  Meat is medium done when a meat thermometer registers 175 degrees F. and is well done at 180 degrees F.

4.  Remove meat thermometer.  Place roast on a warm serving platter.  Put a paper frill around end of leg bone and garnish platter with fresh mint.