Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Balsamic-Fig-Basil Sauce Recipe

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Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Balsamic-Fig-Basil Sauce
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Combine the chopped prunes and currants with the creme de cassis in a small bowl, and set aside. In another small bowl, combine the rosemary, thyme, coriander, salt, and pepper; set aside.
  3. Untie and unroll the lamb, lay it out flat on the work surface. Trim off excess fat, and cut any thick parts open so that it is evenly thick and somewhat rectangular in shape. Sprinkle half of the herb mixture over the lamb. Mix the almonds and chopped mint into the prune mixture; spread evenly over the lamb. Roll up starting at one of the short sides, and tie with kitchen twine in 1-inch intervals. Cut 9 slits about 1-inch deep into the top of the lamb, and insert a slice of garlic in each. Rub with olive oil, and sprinkle with the remaining herb mixture.
  4. Place lamb seam-side up on a rack set in a roasting pan. Roast in the preheated oven to desired doneness. For medium-rare, a thermometer inserted into the center will read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Remove lamb from the oven and cover with foil. Allow to rest for 15 minutes while proceeding with the recipe.
  5. While the lamb is resting, bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Boil until the vinegar has reduced by half, 4 to 5 minutes. Once reduced, stir in the butter, honey, and sliced figs. Stir until the butter has melted, then remove from the heat, stir in the chopped basil and set aside.
  6. To serve, remove the twine from the lamb and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. Arrange on a warm serving platter and drizzle with the fig sauce, garnish with mint and basil leaves.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3779.72 Kcal (15825 kJ)
Calories from fat 2012.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 223.67g 344%
Cholesterol 661.42mg 220%
Sodium 3488.49mg 145%
Potassium 4596.36mg 98%
Total Carbs 326.32g 109%
Sugars 223.36g 893%
Dietary Fiber 23.96g 96%
Protein 116.07g 232%
Vitamin C 46.2mg 77%
Vitamin A 2.2mg 73%
Iron 204.8mg 1138%
Calcium 484.9mg 48%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 285.93 Kcal (1197 kJ)
Calories from fat 152.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.92g 344%
Cholesterol 50.03mg 220%
Sodium 263.9mg 145%
Potassium 347.7mg 98%
Total Carbs 24.69g 109%
Sugars 16.9g 893%
Dietary Fiber 1.81g 96%
Protein 8.78g 232%
Vitamin C 3.5mg 77%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 73%
Iron 15.5mg 1138%
Calcium 36.7mg 48%

* 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

  • 93.4
  • 102

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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