For many, the Holidays conjure images of succulent Beef Prime Rib, regal Pork Crown Roasts, or golden roasted Turkeys. These are all delicious, and certainly worthy of any celebration, but, for me, there is only one treat for a true Holiday celebration: Stuffed Leg of Lamb. Rich lamb flavor combined with savory stuffing and topped off with aromatic garnishes makes for a dish that can’t be beat. Try it at home with your loved ones this holiday season. I think you’ll love it. Cheers!
- 4 lb Boneless Leg of Lamb
- 10 oz Spinach
- 8 oz Mushrooms (diced)
- 4 oz Craisins (chopped)
- 4 oz Cranberry Sauce
- 8 sprig Rosemary (fresh)
- 1 Orange
- 2 Tbsp Garlic (minced)
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
Preheat your oven to 450° F.
In a medium bowl, mix together the minced garlic, craisins, and cranberry sauce. Squeeze juice from half the orange into mixture and mix again.
Lay the boneless leg of lamb flat on a cutting board or other appropriate surface.
Spread the garlic and cranberry mixture evenly over the lamb, and then add the spinach and mushrooms.
Carefully roll up the lamb into a tight cylinder and tie up with butcher string.
Rub the outside of the roast with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Place the lamb on a roasting rack and place the rosemary and orange slices on the top of the lamb. Add two cups of water to the bottom of the roasting pan.
Roast for 30 minutes, reduce heat to 350° F, and roast for an additional 1 hour – 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the lamb reaches an internal temperature of 135° F.
Let rest for 20 minutes prior to slicing and serving. Enjoy!