• 1 leg of halal lamb (about 7 to 8 pounds)
  • 2 garlic cloves, in slivers, sliced lengthwise
  • 2 lemons, cut in half
  • 4 additional garlic cloves, minced
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • oregano, crushed
  • about ½ cup water
  • potatoes, sliced lengthwise (optional)
  • onions, sliced lengthwise (optional)

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Insert the tip of a paring knife in various locations around the leg of lamb.

Step 3

Insert the slivers of garlic into the pierced locations.

Step 4

Squeeze and rub the lemons all over the lamb, then place the lemon in the bottom of the roasting pan.

Step 5

Rub the lamb with minced garlic.

Step 6

Place in the roasting pan and add enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.

Step 7

Bake in the center of the oven for 2½ hours until done. In the last 30 minutes of baking, you can add potatoes and onions to the liquid in the roasting pan.

Step 8

Remove from oven and allow to sit for 20 to 30 minutes before slicing.