This is by far my favorite way of cooking lamb. It is the most tender, moist and juicy piece of meat ever! I know there's a myriad of marinades and seasonings out there for lamb, but, trust me, this is truly the best. This is what I grew up with. Super simple and super flavorful. Lamb is a strongly flavored type of meat, so it doesn't need much in the way of seasoning. All it needs is some love in the oven. :) Enjoy!
-1 (around 4 lbs) boneless leg of lamb, trimmed of all visible fat
-4 Tbs extra virgin olive oil, divided
-salt and pepper
-about 20 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half, if too big
-2 cups water
Preheat oven to 300 F.
Cut slits all over the lamb. This will ensure perfect cooking throughout the piece of meat.
Place in 9x13 baking dish. Rub 2 Tbs of the oil on that side of the lamb. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Add half of the garlic into the slits. It should look like this:
Flip leg of lamb on the other side and repeat the process with the oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Add the water.
Place in preheated oven and roast, uncovered, for 2 hours, basting a couple of times. When it's done, the inside meat should look slightly pink and juicy. This is how it should look:
Remove from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes. Slice and enjoy!