I found this recipe on Epicurious to o with a lamb roast. I did make a few tweaks and it turned our perfect. The cinnamon really added something special.
1/4 c pine nuts, toasted
2 TBSP butter
2/3 c finely chopped shallots
1 cups Israeli couscous
1 large cinnamon stick
1 dried bay leaves
1 c chicken broth
1/2 c white wine
1 tsp salt
1/2 c minced fresh Italian parsley
Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté until golden. Add couscous, cinnamon stick, and 2 bay leaves and stir until couscous browns slightly, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add broth, wine and salt and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until couscous is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in parsley and pine nuts. Season with black pepper. Transfer to serving dish.
I love lamb! This is a great recipe for a Sunday Family meal. And best of all there are plenty of leftovers to enjoy throughout the week.
1 3 lb boneless leg of lamb, tied
8 garlic cloves, peeled, divided
1/2 c whole grain Dijon mustard
1/2 c extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 c dry white wine
4 TBSP finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 TBSP fresh lemon juice
Thinly slice 4 garlic cloves. Insert garlic slices into slits in lamb. Combine remaining 4 garlic cloves, mustard, olive oil, white wine, rosemary, and lemon juice in processor. Blend until coarse puree forms. Place lamb in a roasting pan spread puree over top of lamb. Cover lamb with plastic wrap and chill overnight.
Let lamb stand at room temperature 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 450.
Cook lamb for 1 1/2 – 2 hours until it reaches 130 degrees. I start checking at the 1 hour mark and keep checking about every 10 minutes until it is done.
Let rest 15 minutes. Slice as enjoy.