ROAST LEG OF LAMB WITH A SWEET SOUR MINT GLAZE
Ingredients:

Serves 8-10

1 whole leg of lamb

2 cups honey

3/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons coarse ground mustard

1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves

Juice of one half lemon

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons finely minced fresh garlic

Olive oil

Mint leaves for garnish

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F

Whisk together the honey, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice and mint in a medium bowl until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Season lamb all over with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large roasting pan on medium high until oil is smoking (you could set the pan over two burners if necessary). Carefully sear the lamb on all sides until browned – about 3-4 minutes per side.

Transfer to the oven and roast about 1 1/2 hours for medium rare or to an internal temperature of 130F or until desired doneness. During the last half hour of roasting baste liberally every 8-10 minutes with the glaze. Let rest, covered 10-15 minutes before carving.

Great served along with a potato onion gratin or minted new potatoes and peas.

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