This sliced leg of lamb shows off spirals of artichoke stuffing. Steam peas (fresh or frozen), and then add baby spinach to wilt. Serve it all with fresh-mint sauce.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Pulse pancetta, garlic, cheese, breadcrumbs, mint, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, and some pepper in a food processor until combined. Add artichokes. Pulse a few times, keeping mixture chunky.

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  • Lay lamb flat on a work surface, skin side down. Season with salt. Spread artichoke mixture over top, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Tightly roll lamb, and tie with kitchen twine at 2-inch intervals to hold.

  • Rub lamb with oil, and season generously with salt and pepper. Transfer to a roasting pan fitted with a roasting rack, and add water to pan. Roast for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Continue to roast until an instant-read thermometer reaches 130 degrees to 135 degrees (for medium-rare), 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Let rest for 20 to 30 minutes before carving. Serve with mint sauce.

Cook's Notes

Serving Idea: Arrange sliced lamb on a bed of steamed spinach and peas.

Reviews (1)

73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2013
I used a 5+ pound boneless leg of lamb; pepper bacon instead of pancetta and two bags of frozen artichoke hearts and removed some of the sometimes tougher outer leaves. It took 1:45 to cook and got nice and crispy on the outside. I, unfortunately, had to let it sit longer than I would have liked before eating, so it cooked a bit more than it should have. It was still very tasty. Be sure to use LOTS of mint in the sauce - 'a bunch of mint' means different things to different people!