I wanted to prepare roasted leg of lamb or roasted lamb shanks for dinner but Food Pyramid and Walmart were already sold out. My eye was drawn to a package of Cedars Spring Split Lamb Breast on the shelf. It was not very fatty and the ribs were visible so it looked like I could cut the meat into convenient "riblets" and it would cost me a only a couple of dollars. When I arrived home I decided to go ahead and roast the split lamb breast but make a savory mixed berry sauce instead of the traditional Greek roasted lamb recipe I use.
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Here's my roasted lamb split breast recipe:
1 package Split Lamb Breast
1 tsp canola oil
kosher salt and pepper
1/4 cup Cabernet Sauvignon
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 tsp Fruit Fast Mixed Berry Liquid (adding more than this is overpowering)
2 tsp rice vinegar
2 tsp brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Brush the lamb split breast with oil and season liberally with kosher salt and pepper. Place it in a roasting pan with the ribs facing down. Roast the lamb for about 1-1/2 hours. Remove the lamb from the pan and let it rest for about10 minutes. While the meat is resting, prepare the sauce.
Pour out some of the excess fat and juices from the pan and put it over medium-high heat. Deglaze the pan with Cabernet Sauvignon and beef broth. Add the mixed berry liquid, rice vinegar and brown sugar and let it come to a boil while stirring. Turn off the heat. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Serve warm roast with the mixed berry sauce. Yum!
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