Herb & Honey Mustard Leg of Lamb

A featured Wine Club recipe for Flegenheimer Bros. Winery.
Herb & Honey Mustard Leg of Lamb


This roasted herb and honey mustard lamb is juicy and savory with a hint of sweet. Pair this dish with a Red Blend.

Yield: 4 - 6
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 105 Minutes


• One 7-8 lb. leg of lamb
• 1/2 cup rosemary leaves, minced
• 1 tsp. thyme leaves
• 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
• 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
• 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1/2 cup honey
• Salt & freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 500 degrees for 30 min. Let the leg of lamb stand at room temperature while the oven heat. In a mini food processor, pulse the rosemary, thyme and garlic until minced. Add the mustard, olive oil and honey and pulse to blend. Season the herb mustard with salt and pepper.

On a work surface, open up the leg of lamb and season it generously with salt and pepper, rubbing them into the meat. Spread 1 Tbs. of the herb mustard all over the inside of the lamb. Roll up the meat and tie at 1-inch intervals with kitchen string. Generously season the outside of the lamb roast with salt, rubbing it into the meat, then rub the lamb roast with the remaining herb mustard.

Set the lamb on a wire rack in a roasting pan. Add 1 cup of water to the pan. Turn down the oven to 375 degrees and roast the lamb for about 1 1/2 hours, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the meat registers 130 degrees; it should register 150 degrees near the bone. Let the lamb rest for 15 min., then remove the string, slice and serve.

Recipe sourced from foodandwine.com.

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