Leg of Lamb with Honey Butter

Oxmoor House
14 servings.


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1 (3 1/2-pound) lean boneless leg of lamb
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
4 slices bacon
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/2 cup commercial French dressing
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
1 tablespoon bourbon
Chive blossoms (optional)
Fresh mint (optional)
Fresh oregano (optional)
Fresh thyme (optional)
Assorted cooked vegetables (optional)


Cook: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

Trim fat from lamb. Make lengthwise slits halfway through lamb. Insert a garlic slice into each slit. Arrange bacon slices in a crisscross pattern over lamb.

Combine orange marmalade, French dressing, and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and set aside.

Place lamb on a rack in a roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of roast, if desired. Brush lamb with marmalade mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1 hour and 45 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 140° (rare) to 160° (medium), basting occasionally with marmalade mixture. Transfer lamb to a serving platter. Let stand 15 minutes.

Beat butter and honey at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in hazelnuts and bourbon. Serve butter mixture with lamb. If desired, garnish with chive blossoms, mint, oregano, thyme, and vegetables.

Created date

August 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 386
Caloriesfromfat 56 %
Fat 24 g
Satfat 7.5 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 22.2 g
Carbohydrate 20.9 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 91 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 274 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg