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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups dry white wine (such as Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio)
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fennel plus 2 tablespoons chopped fennel fronds
  • 1/4 cup Filippo Berio® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Food Club sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Food Club pure ground black pepper
  • 1 (5-pound) boneless leg of lamb roast
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 pound new potatoes or fingerling potatoes, halved
  • 2 small lemons, cut crosswise in half, seeds removed
  • 8 small on-the-vine tomatoes
  • 30 Italian-seasoned green olives
  • 2 cups less-sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy margarine

DIRECTIONS

  1. Remove lamb from netting and unroll. In large bowl, whisk 1/2 cup wine, fennel fronds, 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add lamb and turn to coat; cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  2. Position oven rack in lowest position; preheat oven to 425°. Transfer lamb to cutting board; discard marinade. Roll up and tie lamb with kitchen twine. Cut 16 (1/2-inch) slits into lamb; press garlic into slits.
  3. In large roasting pan, toss potatoes, lemons, fennel, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1 teaspoon salt; turn lemons cut side down. Place lamb on top of vegetables. Roast lamb 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°; add tomatoes on the vine to pan. Roast 45 minutes longer or until internal temperature of lamb reaches 135° for medium-rare. Watch carefully and remove tomatoes as they start to blister; cover to keep warm.
  4. Transfer lamb to cutting board; loosely tent with aluminum foil (internal temperature will rise to 145° upon standing). With spoon, skim excess fat from drippings; place pan across 2 burners. Add olives and remaining 1 cup wine; heat to simmering over medium-high heat, scraping browned bits from bottom of pan. Cook 3 minutes or until slightly reduced. Add stock and simmer 6 minutes. Carefully squeeze juice from 2 roasted lemon halves into pan; stir in margarine.
  5. Remove twine from lamb and slice; transfer to platter and drizzle with some pan sauce. Serve with vegetables and remaining pan sauce.

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For more even cooking, let lamb stand at room temperature 30 minutes to 1 hour before roasting.

NUTRITION
  • 551 Calories
  • 29g Fat (10g Saturated)
  • 151mg Cholesterol
  • 784mg Sodium
  • 17g Carbohydrates
  • 3g Fiber
  • 47g Protein

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