4 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch cayenne
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 (2-2¼ pound) half bone in leg of lamb (preferably sirloin half) trimmed of all visible fat

Preheat the oven to 375˚F. In a small bowl, thoroughly combine the oil, mint, paprika, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Rub all over the lamb.

Place the lamb on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast until tender and an instant read thermometer inserted in the lamb (not touching the bone) register 155˚F for medium, about 1½ hours. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into about 12 slices.

Makes 6 Servings