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Mint-Pesto Rubbed Leg of Lamb

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From EatingWell:  December 2005/January 2006

Here, we make a roulade with a leg of lamb and fill and coat it with fresh mint pesto, which is a refreshing alternative to the traditional mint jelly that often accompanies lamb.

About 12 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place basil, mint, parsley, pine nuts, cheese, oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a food processor and process until fairly smooth. Sprinkle lamb all over with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the pesto; spread the rest over the top side of the lamb and roll it closed. (It will not be a perfect cylinder.) Tie kitchen string around the roast in five places; do not tie too tightly or the pesto will squeeze out. Rub the reserved pesto over the outside of the lamb and place in a roasting pan.
  3. Roast the lamb until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 140°F for medium-rare, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest for 10 minutes. Carve the lamb, leaving the string in place to help hold the roast together.

Nutrition

Per 3-ounce serving : 192 Calories; 10 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 76 mg Cholesterol; 1 g Carbohydrates; 25 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 228 mg Sodium; 313 mg Potassium

Exchanges: 3 lean meat

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