Pepper-Coated Boneless Leg of Lamb

Prep Time
1 1/2h
Cook Time
1d 1h
Ready In

"A great holiday entree, or grilled in the summertime. If grilling, do not re-tie-leave butterflied. Spread mustard on one side and pat peppercorns into mustard. Pink, green or white peppercorns can be found in spice shops or bottled in some grocery store spice sections."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (330.4 g)
  • Calories 744
  • Total Fat - 57 g
  • Saturated Fat - 27.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 187.1 mg
  • Sodium - 739.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 50.2 g
  • Calcium - 49.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Untie lamb and unroll.

Step 2

With a mortar and pestle, crush the peppercorns together. Combine 1 tablespoon of this mixture (reserve the rest) with the rosemary, garlic, vinegar, wine, and soy sauce in a glass dish large enough to hold the lamb when untied. Place the lamb flat in the marinade and marinate overnight (or up to 2 days), turning occasionally.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°F

Step 4

Remove the lamb from marinade and set marinade aside. Roll lamb up and retie with cotton kitchen string.

Step 5

Spread mustard all over the lamb and pat reserved peppercorns onto the meat, coating it completely.

Step 6

Coat a roasting pan (with a rack) with non-stick spray and place lamb on rack in pan.

Step 7

Roast until done, about 18 minutes per pound.

Step 8

Remove lamb to a cutting board to rest and place roasting pan on stove-top. Heat reserved marinade in roasting pan, stirring to get brown bits from bottom of pan. Carve lamb and serve pan juices with lamb.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


Delicious! The meat was juicy and so tender. I made a pepper gravy to go with it. So good!


review by:
(16 Apr 2020)


I improvised a little on this recipe. I only had black peppercorns that I ground up a little, and I didn't use as many as were called for. Loads of flavor and it was a spectacular dinner entree for our Easter celebration!


review by:
(22 Apr 2019)


Delicious choice for our Easter dinner. Loved the flavors and my family raved how good it was. Will make again!


review by:
(11 Apr 2018)

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