CAJUN LAMB ROAST

CAJUN LAMB ROAST

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound boneless American Lamb roast, sirloin or top round (1 to 2)

Stir together salt, peppers, chili powder, paprika and garlic powder and rub into lamb. Let stand 15 minutes. Heat oil to medium-hot and brown lamb on all sides. Place lamb in shallow roasting pan or rack and roast in 350 degrees F oven 35 to 40 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 145 degrees F for medium-rare, 160 degrees F for medium or 170 degrees F for well. When lamb has reached desired degree of doneness, remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes. Internal temperature will rise approximately 10 degrees. Slice lamb on diagonal and serve with rice.