So, you may have noticed the other day that I said I was going to start posting some of my favorite recipes. Since this is not only my favorite to make but also Nick's favorite to eat, I thought I would start out with this one.
Honey Guinness Leg of Lamb
1 boneless leg of lamb (I usually use a 2-3 pounder) you can find this in most grocery stores (and in most commissaries for my fellow MilWives)
2 bottles of Guinness Draught
1 half of a honey bear (you know, the bottles of honey that are the shape of a bear?) (approx 1.4 cup)
1 package of fresh thyme
Heat the oven to 350 degrees
Smash the thyme with a rolling pin, or the back of a knife (I use a mortar and pestle for this). This will help bring out the flavor.
In a mixing bowl combine the Guinness, honey and thyme. Whisk until the honey is mixed in well.
If you have a meat injector, inject some of the Guinness honey mixture in multiple places in the lamb leg (the injectors can be found in almost any grocery store, they are really inexpensive, and a GREAT kitchen tool)
Place the leg of lamb into a roasting pan. Pour the Guinness honey mixture over the lamb. Place in the oven. Cook until the lamb has reached a internal temperature of 140. (medium rare). Turn once during the cooking. Baste the lamb a few times on each side to make sure that it stays moist and gets the full flavor of the liquid.
Allow to rest for about 5 minutes. Slice and serve.
I usually serve it with fresh mashed potatoes and sauteed asparagus.
Hope you enjoy! Feel free to email me with any questions munchkin(dot)amy(at)gmail(dot)com
Until next time!