I just love lamb, and when it goes on sale, I can't help but buy some to make a delicious meal out of :)
3 lb Leg of Lamb
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Cup White Wine ( I used Viognier)
3 cloves of garlic
2 Tbsp Rosemary
1 Tbsp Mediterranean Basil
1/2 Tbsp Alpine Touch
1/2 Cup Orange Liquor
1 Cup Chicken Stock
Ingredients: (Mashed Red Potatoes)
3-4 Red Potatoes
1 Cup Half & Half
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
2 Tbsp Butter
1/4 Cup Cheddar Cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Marinade: Mix Garlic, Orange Juice, White Wine, Rosemary, Thyme, Basil, and Alpine Touch in Blender. Add the Orange Liquor and the Chicken Stock, blend together.
Put Leg of Lamb into pan and pat with sea salt. Pour Marinade over the lamb (you will have some left over). Put into oven and cook for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Pour extra marinade over lamb if needed. Cook for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. At internal temperature of 150 degrees (using a meat thermometer) the lamb will be medium-rare, cook longer for more thoroughly browned lamb.
When there are 20 minutes left on the lamb cut the red potatoes and put into a pan. Cover with water and add a dash of sea salt. Bring to a boil on high. Reduce heat to medium high and continue boiling until potatoes are soft (about 15-20 minutes). Turn to low-med and add the Half & Half.
Remove the lamb from the oven and place on a plate and store on teh microwave to keep warm, add all remaining marinade to a sauce pan to simmer. Simmer to reduce.
Use a whisk and whisk the potatoes until smooth. Turn heat to low and add the remaining ingredients. Serve with a dash of Basil on top
Serve the lamb with some marinade spooned over top. Store any remaining lamb soaking into the remaining marinade to ensure moistness for leftovers. Enjoy!
|Blend the Orange Juice, Wine, and Seasonings together|
|Blend the chicken stock and orange Liquor into the marinade|
|Pat the lamb with sea salt|
|Pour the marinade over the lamb and stick into oven|
|Chop the potatoes and place into a pan|
|Cover the potatoes with water|
|Boil the potatoes until soft|
|Add the half and half to the potatoes|
|Remove the lamb from the oven|
|Whisk the potatoes and simmer the marinade|
|Add the seasoning to the potatoes and continue to simmer the marinade|
|Add remaining ingredients to the potatoes and finish simmering the marinade|
|Serve by pouring marinade on the lamb and a dash of Basil on the potatoes|