Lamb Loin Napoli
You don't have to be Popeye to fall in love with this spinach and pomegranate meal.
- 2 Tbs olive oil, divided
- 1 cup onion, finely chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped and divided
- 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach leaves, shredded
- 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries
- 1 Tbs lemon pepper, divided
- 1 tsp red wine vinegar
- 1 Tbs pomegranate juice
- 3 1/2 lbs lamb boneless loin or sirloin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- In a medium skillet, heat 1 Tbs olive oil; sauté onion and 2 Tbs garlic for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add spinach, red pepper, basil, and pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries, 2 tsp lemon pepper, and red wine vinegar.
- Cook additional 2 to 3 minutes until spinach is wilted; set aside.
- Lay boneless loin or sirloin on cutting board, fat-side up.
- Trim excess fat, leaving 1/8-inch cover.
- Score fat surface in a 1-inch crisscross pattern, 1/8-inch deep.
- Turn boneless loin or sirloin over, fat-side down, on cutting board.
- Cover surface of meat with plastic wrap.
- Using a meat mallet or pounding tool, pound meat to 1-inch thickness.
- Place a 2-inch strip of filling along center and length of roast; roll and tie with string at 2-inch intervals.
- In a small bowl, blend 1 Tbs olive oil, 1 Tbs chopped garlic, pomegranate juice, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp lemon pepper, and salt.
- Brush on the roast.
- Place on rack in roasting pan and roast in 325°F oven to desired degree of doneness: 145°F for medium-rare, 160°F for medium, or 170°F for well. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Internal temperature will rise approximately 10 degrees.
Calories from Fat 267 (62%)
(46%)Total Fat 30g
(59%)Saturated Fat 12g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Total Carbohydrate 5g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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