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Mint-Glazed Leg of Lamb

No recipe image available.This elegant and delicious mint glazed leg of lamb makes a wonderful entrée for a spring holiday dinner.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup mint jelly
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 (4 to 7-pound) leg of lamb
2 large garlic cloves, slivered
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 bunch fresh mint sprigs for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Mint Glaze: Place jelly, wine, mustard and pepper in small food processor or blender; cover. Process until smooth.
  2. For Lamb: Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  3. Cut slits all over lamb with tip of sharp knife; insert garlic slivers. Season with salt and pepper. Place lamb in shallow roasting pan.
  4. Bake uncovered, on center rack for 1 hour. Remove from oven; reduce temperature to 375°F (190°C). Brush about 1/2 cup Mint Glaze over lamb; return to oven and bake an additional 40 to 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven; insert instant-read meat thermometer into the thickest part of meat (temperature should read 155° F. for medium.) Brush remaining glaze over lamb. Loosely cover; let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Place lamb on serving platter; garnish with fresh mint.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.