Herb-Crusted Leg of Lamb


Makes 4-6 servings. Recipe is by Nancy Zito, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


2 tbls. balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup dijon mustard

1 sirloin half, bone-in leg of lamb (3-4 lbs.)

1 cup panko bread crumbs

1/2 tsp. dried rosemary

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1/4 tsp. dried sage

1 tsp. salt

1/4 cup olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 325F. Combine vinegar and mustard and rub onto lamb. Combine bread crumbs, rosemary, thyme, sage, salt and olive oil and spread on a sheet of wax paper. Roll lamb in mixture and press so that it adheres.

2. On an oiled rack in a shallow pan, bake 25 minutes per pound for medium-rare (140F), 35 minutes per pound for medium (155F). Remove from oven, tent with foil and allow to sit 15 minutes before serving.