Lamb Baked In Paper

Course : Greek
Serves: 6
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1 medium leg of lamb *
2 ounces feta or kasseri -- (or more)
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon spearmint flakes
1 teaspoon oregano
2 cloves garlic
2 medium lemons -- juice only
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper to taste

Preparation / Directions:

*Note: Lamb shanks may be substituted for leg of lamb. Wipe meat with damp cloth. Make incisions with small sharp knife on all sides of leg or shanks. Insert pieces of garlic clove and cheese. Rub with lemon juice. Sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper. Wrap securely in heavy paper twice. Use greaseproof paper such as cooking parchment or oil brown paper. (do not use aluminum foil. It prevents browning.) Tie with string. Bake a leg for 2 1/2 hours in 350F oven. Bake 2 hours if using shanks.

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