This Easter dinner menu of a roasted leg of lamb is very sumptuous and elegant. A leg of lamb is boned then butterflied by your butcher, so it cooks perfectly in very little time.
You can bone the lamb yourself, but this is a fussy procedure that does take some experience. It's best to order the lamb ahead of time and have the butcher perform this task.
The rich meat is traditionally served with a mint sauce or mint jelly to help cut its unctuous richness.
Lamb has a unique texture because the fat is so decadent. Something sharp and slightly acidic is necessary for the best taste. And simple side dishes keep the lamb the star of the menu.
Make sure to set your table beautifully with your best china and lots of crystal and silver. Or keep the setting colorful with earthenware pottery and colored glasses. A basket of Easter eggs colored by the kids makes a festive and simple centerpiece. Offer some white or rose wine with the lamb, or a selection of iced tea, hot tea, and sparkling water.
Enjoy this meal with family and friends. it's easy enough for beginning cooks to make, but elegant enough that you'll be proud to serve it to company.
Roasted Leg of Lamb Easter Dinner Menu
- Roasted Butterflied Leg of Lamb
When leg is lamb is properly roasted, it's delicious, juicy, and tender. Be sure that you have a good, accurate meat thermometer so the lamb is cooked to the proper temperature for best results. Serve it with some purchased mint jelly to help cut the rich flavor. Or you could serve it with a lemon sauce.
- Party Potatoes
Make this casserole ahead of time and reheat it just before serving. The creamy potatoes are delicious and perfect with the rich lamb.
- Lemon Mint Couscous
Couscous is one of the easiest grains to cook. And when it's flavored with lemon and mint, it makes a delicious side dish for your lamb.
- Strawberry Asparagus Salad
This gorgeous salad, with sweet strawberries and tender asparagus, is the perfect spring side dish.
- Honey Rolls
Another yeast batter bread recipe! I love these fabulous soft and sweet dinner rolls; and they're so easy to make. If you'd like, you can warm them in the oven or the microwave before you serve them.
- Fluffy Raspberry Dessert
This creamy and smooth frozen dessert is wonderful topped with some whipped cream and mint sprigs.