Roasted Herb-Citrus Lamb Roulade

Roasted Herb-Citrus Lamb Roulade

2 hrs total time

30 mins active time

Medium

Serves 6-8

Ingredients


Measurements:

  • 4 tsp (2-3 sprigs) fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 cup loosely packed Italian parsley leaves
  • 1¼ tsp (4-5 sprigs) fresh thyme leaves
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds

    toasted

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

    divided

  • 2 lemons

    zested (about 1 tablespoon)

  • 2 oranges

    zested (about 1 tablespoon)

  • 1 boneless leg of lamb (about 3½ pounds)

    fat trimmed and butterflied

  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • 1Combine rosemary, parsley, thyme, garlic, cumin, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons olive oil in the small bowl of a food processor. Process into a coarse puree. Scrape puree into a medium bowl and stir in lemon and orange zests. Set aside.
  • 2Unroll lamb and place fat side down between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Pound lamb using a rolling pin or meat mallet to about ¾-inch thickness, creating as much of a rectangle shape as possible. Making a few shallow cuts in the thicker portions of the interior of the lamb will help it to flatten more easily when pounding.
  • 3Season both sides with salt and pepper then lay lamb on work surface fat side down. Spread the puree evenly on top.
  • 4Starting from the short side, tightly roll lamb in a jelly-roll fashion. Using butcher’s twine, tie at 1-inch intervals to secure lamb and create a cylindrical shape. Cook immediately or wrap and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Before cooking, remove lamb from refrigerator and allow to rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • 5To cook, insert wire rack into rack position 6. Press PHASE COOK then select ROAST/450°F/15 minutes. Press SELECT/ CONFIRM to confirm the first cooking phase. Select ROAST/325°F/ 50 minutes for the second phase and press START to preheat oven.
  • 6Set lamb on broiling rack inserted in roasting pan and brush top with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • 7Once preheated, place the lamb in oven and roast about 65 minutes until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the thickest part reads 125°F for medium-rare. The temperature will continue to rise as the lamb rests.
  • 8Transfer lamb to a cutting board, loosely tent with foil and rest for 20 minutes before slicing. Serve.