Recipe by LilSnoo
"A family favorite for over two decades! Growing up, Mom would always make this for dinner on Easter Sunday or New Year's Day. The bacon adds a wonderful smoky flavor to the outside of the lamb, and the garlic permeates the meat throughout. All topped off with a delectable red wine reduction. Delicious served with mashed potatoes!"
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1 (4 pound)
leg of lamb
minced fresh rosemary
dry red wine
salt and ground black pepper to taste
My husband and I prepared this last night for dinner with his parents. It was a HUGE hit. We are Irish, so instead of making the red wine reduction, we used mint jelly. But the meat came out tender, moist, and very flavorful so it really didn't need anything. For the last hour, we threw in small golden potatoes cut in quarters, after soaking them for a bit in water. They came out yummy, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Next time I may soak them in beef broth to see if that enhances the flavor. But this is definitely a recipe we will serve again!
First time making a leg of lamb. This recipe was really easy and tasty. If I were to do it all over again I would have added more garlic to the lamb and more rosemary to the oil and lemon. Also roasting it with so potatoes and carrots would had been great. The sauce was delicious.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bacon-Wrapped Leg of Lamb with Red Wine Reduction
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 249
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