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  1. 7 pounds bone-in leg of lamb, trimmed, at room -- temperature

  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves -- chopped

  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  5. 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ROASTED TOMATO COMPOTE:

  6. 2 cans (14- 1/2oz) diced tomatoes in juice, -- undrained

  7. 1 medium red onion, quartered, thinly sliced

  8. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  9. 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  10. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  11. 12 brine-cured olives (black, green or -- combination), pitted --chopped (1/4 cup)

  12. 1 teaspoon sugar

  13. 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

  14. 1/2 teaspoon drained capers, -- chopped

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. LAMB AND SEASONING: Place racks in middle and bottom positions in oven; preheat oven to 450. Place lamb on rack in large roasting pan. Combine oil, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper; rub paste over lamb. Roast on middle oven rack 15 minutes. COMPOTE: Meanwhile, in medium roasting pan, combine tomatoes, onion, 2 tablespoons if the oil, the garlic, and pepper; place on bottom oven rack. Reduce temperature to 350. Roast lamb and tomato mixture, roasting lamb pan and stirring tomatoes once, 1 1/2 hours or until internal temperature of thickest part of lamb registers 145 on instant-read thermometer for medium-rare (shank end will be medium). Transfer lamb to cutting board; tent loosely with foil; let stand 15 minutes; carve. Into tomato mixture, stir remaining oil, the olives, sugar, vinegar and capers. Serve with the lamb. Makes 8 servings.


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