- 1 bone-in leg of lamb (4 to 5 pounds)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) plums, pitted
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- Preheat oven to 325°. Place lamb on a rack in a shallow baking pan, fat side up. Season with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
- Meanwhile, drain plums, reserving 1/2 cup syrup. In a food processor, place the plums, reserved syrup, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and basil. Cover and process until smooth; set aside half of the plum sauce.
- Baste lamb every 15 minutes during the last hour of roasting. In a small saucepan, simmer reserved sauce 5 minutes; serve with meat. Yield: 6 servings.
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.
Reviews for Plum-Glazed Lamb
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"Really easy to make, fantastic tasting glaze. I had a small lamb roast, so I had twice as much glaze as needed, but cooked it a bit & will throw in the freezer for next time. The key with lamb is not overlooking & the times for this were pretty accurate. Great, simple recipe!"
"This was very good! Lamb is one of my favorite meats and this was easy and tasty. I used plum jam without the skin and mixed the glazed ingredients in a bowl rather than using whole plums and a blender."
"My mom is the one who submitted this recipe!This was always my birthday dinner when I was growing up and now I make it every year for my son's birthday, who is now in his 20's.The sauce is also great with other meat as well.Enjoy!"