Leg of Lamb with Fennel Recipe

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  1. Heat oven to 450[degrees] F. Drop the garlic into a food processor with the motor running and the knife blade in place and process until finely chopped. Add the rosemary, fennel seeds, 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and 3 tablespoons of the olive oil and pulse to make a paste.
  2. Cut 10 slits in the lamb, about 1/2 inch deep. Push some of the garlic paste into the slits and rub the remaining paste all over the lamb. Place the lamb in a small roasting pan and set aside.
  3. Remove the stalks and tough outer leaves from the fennel bulbs and cut each into eighths. In a shallow baking pan, combine the fennel and onions with the remaining salt, pepper, and oil, and toss to coat well.
  4. Place the lamb and vegetables in the oven, roast for 1 hour, then remove. Cover the vegetables with foil to keep warm.
  5. Check the internal temperature of the lamb with an instant-read thermometer. Continue roasting until it reaches 130[degrees] F for medium-rare, or 135[degrees] to 145[degrees] F for medium, checking every 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the lamb from oven, transfer to a cutting board, cover loosely with foil, and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Heat the roasting pan over medium-high heat. Add the wine and scrape up any browned bits on the bottom. Boil until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add the broth and juice and boil until reduced to about 1 cup, about 4 to 5 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  8. Carve the lamb into thin slices and place on a platter with the vegetables. Serve with the sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1396.42 Kcal (5847 kJ)
Calories from fat 781.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 86.82g 134%
Cholesterol 378.16mg 126%
Sodium 1516.14mg 63%
Potassium 2683.85mg 57%
Total Carbs 24.69g 8%
Sugars 5.65g 23%
Dietary Fiber 7.15g 29%
Protein 120.73g 241%
Vitamin C 36.7mg 61%
Iron 13.2mg 73%
Calcium 185.8mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 152.68 Kcal (639 kJ)
Calories from fat 85.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.49g 134%
Cholesterol 41.35mg 126%
Sodium 165.77mg 63%
Potassium 293.44mg 57%
Total Carbs 2.7g 8%
Sugars 0.62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 0.78g 29%
Protein 13.2g 241%
Vitamin C 4mg 61%
Iron 1.4mg 73%
Calcium 20.3mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 34.4
  • 35

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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