Rosemary Roasted Lamb with Apricot-Citrus Sauce

  • Yield 12 servings

Lamb is infused with rosemary and garlic and served with a zesty, sweet apricot-Mandarin orange sauce.

Ingredients

5 pounds lamb roast, 1/8-inch thick
1/4 cup matzoh meal, optional
2 tablespoons chopped, fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary divided
1 -- garlic clove, chopped
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 -- (15-ounce) can apricots in juice, drained, juice reserved
1 -- (11-ounce) can Mandarin oranges in juice, drained, juice reserved

Instructions

 

  1. Heat the oven to 325F. Place lamb in a roasting pan. Combine matzoh meal, 1 tablespoon rosemary, garlic, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Rub matzoh-herb mixture over lamb, then drizzle with olive oil. Roast lamb for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, combine juices; pour over lamb then roast for an additional 1 1/2 hours, until tender. To check for doneness, insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the muscle, being careful not to let the thermometer rest against a bone; roast until lamb reaches an internal temperature of 160°F.
  3. Remove lamb from the roasting pan. Skim off and discard fat drippings from pan. Add apricots, Mandarin oranges, and remaining 1 tablespoon rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; heat through.

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