Leg of Lamb from Popi’s Place | Suncoast View

Chef Popi shows Suncoast View how to make her Leg of Lamb.
Chef Popi shows Suncoast View how to make her Leg of Lamb.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2018 at 4:04 PM EST
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Leg of Lamb with Garlic Butter Parmesan Orzo

By Kalliopi Ameres (Popi), Popis Place Restaurants

Serves 8-10



3-4 lbs Leg of Lamb

2 Lemons Juiced

2 Tbs Salt

1 Tbs Pepper

2 Tbs Oregano

1 Tsp Rosemary

10 Garlic Cloves

1 Cup Olive Oil

½ cup Water


1 lb Orzo

½ Cup Butter

¾ c Parmesan Cheese

2 Tbs Parsley

2 Tbs Chives


In a large roasting pan place the leg of lamb. Poke ten slices with a knife around the leg of lamb. Place the garlic cloves into the slices. In a mixing bowl combine the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano and rosemary. Rub the marinade over top of the leg of lamb and let it sit for 2 hours. Place ½ cup of water in the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and foil. Bake on 325 degrees for 2 ½ hours covered. Remove the plastic wrap and foil and continue cooking for 30 minutes until golden brown.


Prepare the orzo according the package adding 1 tsp salt. After orzo is cooked rinse thoroughly. Mix together ½ cup of melted butter, parmesan cheese, parsley, and chives. Serve immediately.

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