One of our family favorites from Picture Perfect Parties is the stuffed leg of lamb, generously filled with Meyer lemons, green olives, rosemary and garlic. I liberally used my favorite salt, Magic Unicorn (it is indeed magically delicious) on the outside of the lamb. It is always spectacular.
Since Easter and Passover are likely small gatherings this year, use this recipe as a treat to yourself.
I used about 1 tablespoon (plus a little more:-) and massaged the salt into the lamb before stuffing and tying it up. Let me know if you give it a try. I hope you love it as much as we do.
Roast Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Lemon and Herbs
For the lamb, you will need:
– 1- 4 Pound boneless leg of lamb +kitchen string. Note: Some stores sell this already rolled and secured in a netting. You need to remove this if so.
To prepare the lamb before stuffing:
Liberally sprinkle then rub the outside of the lamb with Magic Unicorn salt, about 1 tablespoon, plus a little extra. Set aside and prepare the stuffing.
Lemon and Herb Stuffing
You will need:
– 3 tablespoons olive oil
– 3 tablespoons butter
– 4 cloves chopped garlic
– 1 cup panko bread crumbs
– ½ cup green olives chopped
– ½ cup raisins *optional
– 2 small lemons cut into small wedges, toss the lemon wedges in ½ teaspoon sea salt *note Meyer lemons , should be used if available
– 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
– 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
– ½ cup chicken stock
– 1 teaspoon pepper to finish stuffed lamb
To prepare stuffing:
Heat oil and butter add garlic sauté until lightly browned medium heat 3 to 4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and sauté for 5 minutes until combined. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
Place the leg of lamb on a cutting board lined with butcher or parchment paper lie the lamb flat top side down.
Place the stuffing into the middle of the roast mounding it into the middle.
Wrap the sides of the lamb around the stuffing tuck in the ends and tie the lamb with kitchen string, sealing the stuffing.
Place the stuffed lamb on a rack in a roasting pan fattest side up. Roast at 425 for 15 min. Reduce heat to 325 and roast 30 to 45 minutes or until desired degree of doneness., for medium rare it should read 130 degrees to 135 degree F. Once it’s reached this temperature, remove it from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes.
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