Roast Lamb

A traditional main-dish favorite for Easter or Passover, lamb works well for Christmas and other holidays too. From roasted lamb chops to leg of lamb and more, these recipes could become new Christmas mainstays.

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How to Roast Lamb

There is no definitive recipe or guide for how to roast lamb or what spices and herbs one must use. In fact, country to country, region to region, you will find a huge variety of recipes and methods for roasting lamb.

How to Roast Lamb

There is no definitive recipe or guide for how to roast lamb or what spices and herbs one must use. In fact, country to country, region to region, you will find a huge variety of recipes and methods for roasting lamb.

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Fine Cooking Magazine

Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Almond-Mint Pesto

Food & Wine

Gerard Craft recommends seasoning lamb with salt and pepper, covering it with plastic wrap and letting it sit overnight in the refrigerator; simpler than brining, this method helps keep the meat succulent.

Total: 3 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 15 mins

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Dried Cherry, Mustard & Herb Crust

Fine Cooking Magazine

In Tuscany, we traditionally serve a whole roast leg of lamb for spring celebrations: Easter, a wedding engagement, a baptism. The meat is rich and flavorful and, of course, when you roast a whole leg, there's plenty for everyone gathered around the table. This roast is coated with a crust of dried cherries and herbs that's a delicious complement to the flavor of the meat

Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Parsley

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Total: 2 hrs 40 mins

Harvest Leg of Lamb

Better Homes and Gardens

Garlic and lemon flavor this roasted leg of lamb. If you are unable to find a whole leg of lamb, proceed with the recipe following the instructions in the note to use two boneless leg roasts.

Braised Lamb Shanks with Garlic & Vermouth

Fine Cooking Magazine

The inspiration for my recipe comes from Richard Olney's where the shanks and garlic are cooked with nothing more than a bit of water. I've updated Olney's version by adding dry white vermouth and a few bay leaves to give the braising liquid an elusive, herbaceous flavor that permeates the meat and intensifies the dish.Lamb throws off a considerable amount of fat as it cooks, so be sure to take the time to thoroughly skim the sauce before serving. Better yet, braise the shanks a day or two before you plan to serve them (see Make-Ahead Tips, below).

Roast Rack of Lamb Cider Glaze

Midwest Living

Roast whole apples in an apple cider mixture until tender for the side dish to the roasted pork in this elegant main dish.

Lamb Chops Au Poivre

Better Homes and Gardens

When you're in a hurry for a fancy feast, this sophisticated 30-minute entree definitely impresses.

Porcini-Herb Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb with White Bean Ragout

Midwest Living

A mushroom-herb blend coats the lamb, giving it rich flavor as it roasts. Serve this robust meal at a special dinner party with friends.

Rack of Lamb Chops with Onion Marmalade

Family Circle

For a special occasion dinner, serve this garlic and rosemary rubbed lamb roast. It's visually appealing and the fork-tender lamb with the honey sweetened marmalade is delicious.

Porcini Rack of Lamb

Diabetic Living

Hunter's Leg of Lamb

Better Homes and Gardens

If you're tired of ham or turkey at the holidays, try this leg of lamb recipe, which includes a side of flavored rice.

Roast Rack of Lamb with Lemon-Mint Salsa Verde

Fine Cooking Magazine

Plan ahead because the lamb needs to marinate for at least 8 hours. To serve, lean the cut chops up against a pile of roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a side of bright green beans.

Total: 30 mins

Moroccan Lamb Roast

Better Homes and Gardens

Slow roast the lamb, rubbed with Moroccan-style spices, to make this dinner party entree.

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