Braised Leg of Lamb with Preserved Lemons and Green Olives
Lemon rinds and olives add plenty of zest to this Mediterranean inspired meal.
- 5 lb sirloin-end, bone-in leg of lamb
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tbs cumin, ground
- 2 Tbs coriander, ground
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 cup green olives, pitted
- 1/2 cup preserved lemon rind, chopped
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- Liberally season lamb with salt and pepper. In a bowl, stir together garlic, cumin, coriander, and oil; smear over lamb. Let rest at room temperature.
- Place lamb in a baking dish; roast at 425ºF for 30 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 325ºF. Add olives, lemon rind, and broth. Cook until internal temperature is 130ºF for medium-rare, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Let stand for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Place lamb on a cutting board and slice.
- Pour pan sauce into a measuring cup; spoon off fat.
- Serve with couscous tossed with mint and scallions.
Calories from Fat 159 (44%)
(28%)Total Fat 18g
(28%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Total Carbohydrate 5g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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