Arugula-Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Roasted Spring Vegetables

361 mins (prep 60)
20 ingredients
makes 8 servings
Lamb is a classic at Easter, particularly leg of lamb. Increasingly, though, lamb legs are sold boned, or even better, boned and butterflied, which makes them ideal for summer grilling. But for Easter, a boneless lamb leg (readily available at the big-box stores) becomes something irresistible to stuff, and because there's no bone, it's a dream to carve. Here, we season the meat all over with a garlicky, lemon- and oregano-scented paste, then spread a flavorful, wilted-arugula filling over the lamb and roll it up. Don't be dismayed by the ragtag appearance of the uncooked roast. Just tie it securely and you will be amazed at how delicious it looks when it comes out of the oven. The vegetables surrounding the lamb not only absorb some of the lamb juices but also create a complete and nutritious meal in a roasting pan. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for Easter. Menu also includes Frisée, Radicchio, and Fennel Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette; and Lemon Pudding with Strawberries and Meringue Cigars.

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Serving Size (160.72 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 141.16 Calories from Fat 95.31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.59g 130.32%
Saturated Fat 1.51g 60.25%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 314.98mg 104.99%
Total Carbohydrate 3.55g 9.47%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.62 g %
Protein 2.45g 39.14%
Vitamin A 2.44IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 24.98mg% Iron 0.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large garlic cloves, baby spinach, baby arugula, or, large garlic cloves, chopped fresh oregano, fresh lemon zest, freshly ground black pepper, boneless leg of lamb, red onions, small, medium carrots, freshly ground black pepper, medium asparagus, or, cold water, cornstarch dissolved in, freshly ground black pepper, an, special equipment