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.
Mouflon Sheep Roast
- 1 leg of lamb bone-in
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme chopped
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp black pepper ground
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 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 mustard, 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.