Butterflied Leg of Lamb

With Easter coming up soon, it’s time to start thinking about low calorie Easter Dinner Recipes that are delicious enough for the whole family, but low in Weight Watchers Points. And I think this Weight Watchers Stuffed Leg of Lamb Recipe is the perfect choice! Lamb is such great fare for Easter. It’s tender, sweet and incredibly easy to prepare. You simply pop it in a hot oven and it’s done with very little trouble. The meat itself has such wonderful flavors, that very little seasoning needs to be applied. This Easter, give this tasty Weight Watcher Leg of Lamb Recipe a try and enjoy the meal without using up all your Weight Watchers Points! Also, check back tomorrow for a tasty Easter side dish recipe that goes amazingly well with the lamb!

Weight Watchers Stuffed Boneless Leg of Lamb Recipe

Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup dried apricots (3 ounces)
– Boiling water
– 1 large shallot, halved and thinly sliced
– 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, minced
– 1 tsp Kosher salt
– 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
– One 4-pound lean boneless leg of lamb, butterflied and trimmed of surface fat
– Butchers’ twine

TIP: The boneless leg for this simple roast needs to be butterflied; that is, cut open so it lays flat. Have the butcher do it for you.

Directions:
Place the apricots in a medium bowl, cover with boiling water to a depth of 1 inch, and set aside to soften for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F.
Drain the apricots, spread them out on a cutting board, and mince them to a coarse paste by rocking a large knife through them, changing the blade’s direction and position as you go. Scrape this apricot mash into a bowl and stir in the shallot, rosemary, salt and pepper.
Place the leg of lamb on your work surface, smooth side down; spread the apricot mixture over the exposed portion of the meat. Starting at one of the long sides, roll the leg closed, forming a neat, fat (if rather lumpy) sausage-like roll. Tie with twine in three places to keep closed—not so tight that the filling squeezes out but tight enough to hold the roll in shape.
Place lamb in a heavy roasting pan and bake, basting occasionally with the pan juices, until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 145°F for medium-rare or 150°F for medium, about 2 hours. Set aside to rest at room temperature before slicing off the twine and carving the roast into 24 rounds.

Recipe makes 12 total servings.

Serving size is 2 slices
Each serving = 5 Weight Watchers Points

2 Comments

  1. Salvatore Presti Reply

    That looks amazing! And I can’t believe it’s only 5 points. I wish my family ate lamb so I could make this on Easter too.

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