Rosemary and lamb are a match made in heaven. Editor-in-chief Susan Antonacci loves to serve lamb, and here she shares one of her favourite recipes – a perfect welcome to spring.
- Portion size 6 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2007
- 1 short cut leg of lamb (about 4 lb/2 kg)
- 6 garlic cloves slivered
- 2 slices bacon chopped
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
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Using sharp knife, remove thin membrane from lamb. Cut tiny slits all over lamb; insert garlic slivers and bacon. Brush oil over lamb. Sprinkle with rosemary, salt and pepper.
Roast on rack in roasting pan in 325°F (160°C) oven for 1 hour and 40 minutes to 2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 145°F (63°C) for medium-rare or 160°F (71°C) for medium. Remove to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand for 15 minutes.
Skim fat from pan drippings. Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) water to pan; bring to boil, scraping up brown bits. Strain and keep warm.
Place lamb with meatier portion facing up. Grip shank end firmly with towel. Cutting down to bone, cut 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices. With knife parallel to bone, cut slices from bone. Turn lamb so remaining meaty portion faces up. Carve as for first side. Arrange on platter; pour pan juices over top.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 523 mg
- Protein 43 g
- Calories 445.0
- Total fat 29 g
- Cholesterol 139 mg
- Saturated fat 11 g
- Total carbohydrate 1 g
- Iron 28.0
- Folate 14.0
- Calcium 2.0
- Vitamin C 2.0