If you want to celebrate something on May 7, you can because it is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day. National Roast Leg of Lamb Day is the day when people can do what people have been doing for more than 10,000 years. During the Middle Ages, farmers learned that sheep were the most productive livestock. These animals supplied wool for clothing, skins for parchment, milk for butter and cheese, and hearty flavorful meat.
Lamb can be cook a variety of different ways, but roasting is one of the most popular methods. Seasonings such as rosemary, oregano, thyme, or lemon zest are excellent for lamb. For something extra special, make a stuffed leg of lamb or prepare a succulent sauce to serve on top.
You can celebrate National Roast Leg of Lamb Day by taking your family out to dinner, or you can cook a traditional roast dinner tonight with lamb as the main course and invite friends and neighbors over to celebrate with you.
If you decide to roast your own leg of lamb, the process is easy. The trick to roasting a leg of lamb is ensuring that it cooks evenly. This is hard to do because a bone-in leg of lamb has a wide end and a skinny end, and of course the skinny end cooks faster. Follow these steps and you will have a perfect leg of lamb to serve.