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The roasted leg of lamb is cut into three sections for quicker cooking, making it a delicious Easter meal. 

Martha Stewart Living, April 2017


Credit: Dana Gallagher

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1 hr
1 hr 45 mins
Serves 8 to 10


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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Scatter lemons in bottom of a roasting pan. Season lamb with kosher salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Working in 3 batches, cook lamb until browned, about 5 minutes per side, removing as done and placing on top of lemons in roasting pan. Brush lamb with 6 tablespoons ramp pesto and roast until a thermometer inserted into thickest parts of flesh registers 130 degrees for medium-rare, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer lamb and lemons to a plate, tented with foil; let stand 20 minutes. Pour pan juices into a small saucepan; keep warm.

  • Meanwhile, toss asparagus and onions with remaining 2 tablespoons oil; season with kosher salt and pepper. Divide between two rimmed baking sheets and roast, tossing halfway through, until tender and lightly charred, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Transfer lamb, lemons, asparagus, and onions to a serving platter. Add any accumulated juices from lamb to saucepan with reserved juices. Brush lamb with remaining 2 tablespoons ramp pesto, pour some of reserved juices over it to moisten, and sprinkle with chopped dill and chives. Season with flaky salt, garnish with chives and mint, and serve.