This Lamb Roast with a Honey and Thyme Glaze is an easy and delicious entree for any special occasion from family dinners to holiday meals.
When I first included this recipe on my blog in 2007, it was as a salad. Yes, 2007…a lifetime ago it seems! While I loved it as a easy dinner over the holidays, I also sort of gravitated to nixing the salad idea and simply serving Roasted Lamb with Honey-Thyme Glaze as slices with accompanying dishes.
If I have leftovers, I might serve it as a salad the next day; that way I get the best of both worlds. If I have leftovers is key…since I get a small leg of lamb, that is not always the case. Lamb roasts are small enough that a large crew is not necessary to see the entire roast disappear!
Roast lamb is so easy to prepare; it’s actually a boneless leg of lamb that has been rolled into shape and is kept rolled with netting or string. Roast it and remove those after it has been cooked so it will keep it’s shape.
I normally make it for our meal on Christmas Day and LOVE it with this Bacon, Bourbon Pumpernickel, and Rye Dressing , it’s a savory dish that is perfect all year round and not one reminiscent of so many served on Thanksgiving Day.
At one time I didn’t care for lamb but this preparation changed everything. It can be a bit gamey and this glaze works perfectly to add a sweet herbacious component. I’ve also realized that medium rare lamb is so much preferable to anything cooked longer. This one actually was in the oven a few more minutes than I would have liked and it was still pink and juicy but in my humble opinion, lamb roasted to medium or medium well would ruin it in my book, it simply dries out the meat.
While I no longer make the dish to serve it as a salad, I certainly will enjoy one the next day if there are leftovers. I mix together a bit more honey, olive oil, some red wine vinegar and fresh thyme and serve it with the lamb and toasted pine nuts. Still a favorite after all these years!
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No roasting rack? No problem. Simply tear off a large piece of aluminum foil and wad it up in a shape to fit the length of the roasting pan and place your roast on top. The nutritional information is computer-generated and only an estimate.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 883Total Fat: 60gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 264mgSodium: 188mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 72g
No roasting rack? No problem. Simply tear off a large piece of aluminum foil and wad it up in a shape to fit the length of the roasting pan and place your roast on top.
The nutritional information is computer-generated and only an estimate.