Easter Recipe #1: Leg of Lamb with Apricots


To me lamb makes such a great meal, a special treat for a special day. The flavor of the apricots and the honey and mustard coating makes this a most enjoyable experience. Although it will look elegant it is really simple to make.

  • 5-6 lb leg of lamb, part boned
  • 6oz ready to eat apricots
  • 1lb shallots
  • juice of one orange
  • 1 tbsp. clear honey
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

Start by preheated the oven to 350F

Soak the apricots in orange juice for 2 hours to soften, then pack the meat
with the apricots in the space where the bone has been removed.

Tie the lamb joint neatly with string.

Put the meat on a rack in a roasting pan, place above the center of the oven
and cook allowing 25 minutes per 1lb.

About an hour before the end of cooking time, place the whole unpeeled
shallots around the joint in the pan

Mix the mustard with the honey. Thirty minutes before end of cooking time,
lift the meat from the tin and pour off nearly all the fat.

Replace the meat and spread the honey mixture over the surface

Return to oven to complete the cooking time. Leave to stand for 20 minutes
before serving with a little of the pan juices heated with stock

More Easter Recipes:
Easter Recipes #2:White Chocolate and Lime Cheesecake
Easter Recipes #3:Almond Pudding
Easter Recipes #4: Easter Trifle
Easter Recipes #5: Good Friday Fish Pie

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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!