Mouflon Sheep Roast

By Tony Vinca

Before we were hunting buddies, H2E ambassador Mo Seck and I served in the Army together. Upon our retirement, our friendship continued in the form of hunting partners. We traveled to Hawaii together to chase axis deer and mouflon sheep and were fortunate enough to come home with full coolers. This recipe for roast sheep has been one of my favorites.

Ingredients

  • 1 bone-in leg of lamb
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.

Pat lamb dry with paper towels. Using a sharp knife, score the top side of the lamb by making shallow cuts all over.

In a small bowl, combine garlic, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, Dijon, salt and pepper.

Place lamb, fat side up, on a rack in the prepared roasting pan. Spread garlic mixture evenly over the lamb, rubbing in thoroughly into the scored cuts.

Place into oven and roast until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees F for medium, about 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes, or until desired doneness. Let rest 15 minutes before slicing.

Serve immediately with mini red potatoes