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  • Coffee-Cocoa Spiced Leg of Lamb with Cherry Sauce

    Coffee-Cocoa Spiced Leg of Lamb with Cherry Sauce

              

    Coffee-Cocoa Spiced Leg of Lamb with Cherry Sauce

    Serves 10 – 12

     

    What You’ll Need:

    A Grill or Grill Pan

    A Spatula or Tongs

    A Kitchen Spoon

    Measuring Cups and Spoons

    A Sharp Kitchen Knife

    A Small Bowl

    A Kitchen Platter

    A Mallet

    Plastic Wrap

    Tongs

    A Blender

    Tin Foil

    A 4-Quart Pot

     

    Ingredients:

    A 3.54 LB Leg of Lamb (Grass-Fed)

    3 Tbsp Olive Oil
     

    Spice Mix:

    1 Tbsp + 1 Tsp Finely Ground Organic Coffee

    1 Tbsp + 1 Tsp Raw Cocoa

    2 Tsp Smoked Sea Salt

    1/2 Tsp Ground Organic Cumin

    1/4 Tsp Mustard Powder

    1/4 Tsp Organic Chipotle

    1/4 Tsp Smoked Paprika
     

    Cherry Sauce:

    1 1/2 Cups Frozen Cherries, Split

    1/2 Cup Port Wine

    1/2 Tsp Dried Mustard Powder

    1 1/2 Tbsp Black Cherry Balsamic

    1 Tsp Arrowroot

    Fresh Ground Sea Salt & Black Pepper to Taste

     

    How To Put It Together:

    1) Remove the lamb from the fridge and bring it to room temperature (still cool to the touch). Butterfly the lamb, making the thickness as even as possible. Cover the lamb with plastic wrap and pound with a mallet to achieve even thickness. Set aside for now.
     
    2) In a small bowl, whisk together the spices. Rub the spice mixture onto the lamb, covering it completely.
     
    3) Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium high heat; add the lamb. Grill for 10 – 12 minutes each side. Transfer the lamb to a plate, cover it with foil and allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes
     
    4) For the Cherry Sauce: To the blender, add 1/2 the cherries, the port wine, mustard powder, black cherry balsamic, arrow root, sea salt and pepper; blend until emulsified. Pour the sauce into a pot and place it over medium-high heat stirring on occasion until it has thickened. Add the reserved cherries, stir until the cherries are warmed through.
     
    5) To plate the dish: Slice lamb against the grain into thin slices; place on a dinner plate. Spoon cherry sauce on top.
     
    6) Serve and enjoy!

     

    Nina’s Tasty Tip:

    This sauce is wonderful on pork, duck, chicken and turkey as well.

     

    Nutrition:

    363 Calories
    15 grams of Protein
    58 grams of Total Carbohydrates
    47 grams of Sugar
    3 grams of Fiber
    8 grams of Total Fat
    3 grams of Saturated Fat
    0 grams of Trans Fat
    43 mg of Cholesterol
    573 mg of Sodium
    122% RDA Manganese
    34% RDA Zinc
    24% RDA Sodium
    18% RDA Vitamin B12
    17% RDA Niacin
    17% RDA Iron
    17% RDA Magnesium
    13% RDA Vitamin B6
    12% RDA Phosphorus
    11% RDA Riboflavin
    11% RDA Potassium
    • Glycemic load: 31

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