Photo: Howard L. Puckett
Yield
8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces lamb and 1 1/2 tablespoons orange chimichurri)

Chimichurri is an Argentinean condiment commonly served with roasted and grilled meats. Here, it's a delicious match for lamb. Chimichurri also makes a nice tapas-style appetizer with toast points. For the freshest results, prepare the chimichurri while the roast stands.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare lamb, combine the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl; rub over lamb. Place lamb in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning occasionally.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 3

Remove lamb from bag; discard any remaining marinade. Sprinkle the lamb evenly with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Roll lamb; secure lamb at 2-inch intervals with twine. Place lamb on a rack coated with cooking spray; place rack in pan. Bake at 400° for 55 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145° (medium-rare) or desired degree of doneness. Let roast stand 20 minutes before slicing.

Step 4

To prepare orange chimichurri, combine the cilantro and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Serve with lamb.

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