Lebanese Faketh Lahum Ghanum (Roast Leg of Lamb) Recipe


5 lb Leg of lamb
1/4 t Marjoram
1 t Salt
1/4 t Sage
2 ea Garlic cloves – minced
1/4 t Ginger
1/4 t Pepper, black
1/4 t Thyme
1/4 ea Bay leaf – crushed
1 T Olive oil


Wipe lamb with damp cloth. Cut small gashes 1/4″ long on top surface of lamb. Combine salt, garlic, pepper, bay leaf, marjoram, sage, ginger and thyme – mix well. Rub mixture well into meat so that all gashes are completely filled. Give roast a final coating with oil. Sear in 500F oven for 15 minutes.Reduce heat to 350F and roast about 1-1/2 hours.

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