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Easter Lamb Recipe

Stuffed Easter Lamb Leg

Easter Lamb is the perfect main course for Easter dinner. It is extremely juicy, flavorful and fairly easy to prepare.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Easter Lamb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 430 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 2 whole legs of lamb
  • 2 large carrots peeled and cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 6 cloves garlic whole
  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary whole

Stuffing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup cashews finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 dried Italian herbs
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary chopped

Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Pat dry meat with paper towels. Season the lamb legs with salt and pepper on both sides. Place on a chopping board and gently cut halfway down into the leg to make an incision so the meat opens out, creating a pocket.
  3. Mix all the stuffing ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Lightly grease with olive oil a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  6. Scoop the stuffing into the created pockets and secure the opening with toothpicks.
  7. Transfer the legs of lamb into the prepared baking dish and top with the sauce mixture.
  8. Add whole garlic and carrots to the baking dish, distributing evenly. Add 3 sprigs of rosemary.
  9. Roast for about an hour and a half, basting the lamb after 30 minutes and every 15 minutes after that until the meat is cooked and golden brown.
  10. Once cooked, discard rosemary and garnish the dish with remaining fresh rosemary sprigs and chopped parsley. Let the meat rest for 15 minutes before serving.
  11. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Easter Lamb Leg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 164mg7%
Potassium 388mg11%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 3840IU77%
Vitamin C 18.6mg23%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.