I’ve never been very good about perusing the “sale meat” at the grocery store. I’m a list maker and tend to just buy what I need regardless of the price. For some people, the concept kinds of grosses them out. If it’s on sale, then it’s clearly not fresh – ok, probably true. But, grocery stores often mark down certain cuts of meat when there’s just surplus or perhaps some leftover from other customers that had something cut down to the amount they needed. It’s definitely worth checking out! For around $8, the Mister found about 2 1/2 lbs of leg of lamb – de-boned and butterflied. Perfect for 2 (and some leftovers).
To prepare the meat, just trim some of the fat, roll the whole thing up jellyroll style, and tie it with some kitchen twine. Season with salt and pepper liberally. We broke apart a small amount of rosemary (about 2 sprigs) and tucked it in at various places in the twine. Then I took a large garlic clove, minced it, and rubbed the outside of the lamb with it. That was it!
We put it in the oven at 350 for about an 1 hr and 20 min until Medium-Rare, sliced it and served it over some orzo with gravy made from the pan drippings. Enjoy!