Leg of lamb stuffed w goat cheese, pine nuts, apples & mint

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N Granny Smith apples; chopped
2 tablespoons Minced shallot
1 tablespoon Butter
\N \N Salt; to taste
\N \N Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste
1½ cup Crumbled goat cheese
1 cup Toasted pine nuts
½ cup Chopped mint
1 \N Leg of lamb - (abt 5 lbs); butterflied
1 tablespoon Olive oil
\N \N Rosemary Potatoes; see * Note

* Note: See the "Rosemary Potatoes" recipe which is included in this collection.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut six 2-foot lengths of butcher's twine. In a small skillet saute apple and shallots in butter 1 minute or until lightly browned. Transfer to a small bowl and mix well with goat cheese, pine nuts and mint; season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange lamb on work surface, inside facing up. Place a sheet of plastic wrap over lamb and pound with a meat mallet to flatten meat slightly, if needed, until leg is a fairly even thickness. Remove plastic wrap and generously season inside and outside of lamb. Mound stuffing mixture lengthwise along one side of lamb; roll up lamb over stuffing, tucking in ends. Space 5 pieces of twine under lamb roll and tie them firmly, starting at outside and working in.

Tie roll lengthwise with remaining piece of twine. In a large skillet heat oil over high heat. Add lamb roll and sear all over, about 6 minutes in all. Transfer lamb to a rack set in a roasting pan and roast until brown and tender, 25 minutes for rare, 30 minutes for medium-rare, basting occasionally. Remove from oven and let sit, covered loosely with foil, 10 minutes. To serve, discard strings, slice in 12 pieces and serve 2 slices per serving with hot roasted Rosemary Potatoes. This recipe yields 6 servings.

Recipe Source: ESSENCE OF EMERIL with Emeril Lagasse From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # EE-109 broadcast 04-10-1998) Downloaded from their Web-Site -

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04-18-1998

Recipe by: Emeril Lagasse

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