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Roasted Spring Leg Of Lamb With Sweet Mint Sauce

Type: Lamb
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

6 tablespoons 90mlGarlic cloves - thinly sliced (large)
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped mint
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlChopped fresh rosemary
1   Spring leg of lamb - (abt 5 to 5 1/2 lbs) - fat removed
1 teaspoon 5mlOlive oil
  Sweet Mint Sauce
1/2 oz 14gFresh mint leaves
  = (abt 1/2 cup loosely packed)
2 tablespoons 30mlOlive oil
1 tablespoon 15mlWhite wine vinegar
1 tablespoon 15mlWater
1 tablespoon 15mlGarlic clove - chopped (large)
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlSugar substitute - or to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlKosher salt

Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Using a sharp knife, make slits 1 inch deep all over the lamb. Insert the garlic. In a small bowl, combine the mint and rosemary. Rub the lamb with the olive oil and the herb mixture.

Place the lamb on a rack in a roasting pan and roast for 30 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue to roast until an instant meat thermometer placed in the thickest part of the meat, away from the bone, registers 135 degrees for rare or 140 degrees, about another 45 minutes.

To make Sweet Mint Sauce: In a food processor or blender, place the mint, oil, vinegar, water, garlic, and sugar substitute. Process until smooth. Add the pepper and salt. Set aside until ready to serve.

To serve, slice thin slices of lamb and top each serving with 2 teaspoons of the mint sauce.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

Exchanges Per 4-ounce Serving: 4 Lean Protein.

Nutrition Facts: 253 calories (47% calories from fat), 32 g protein, 13 g total fat (3.6 g saturated fat), 1 g carbohydrate, 0 dietary fiber, 184 mg potassium, 108 mg sodium.

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