How to make it

  • 350 oven adjust oven rack to center position
  • Combine juice, sugar, 1/2 tsp of the black pepper, red pepper flakes and cinnamon in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat
  • Reduce heat to medium-high and simmer until mixture is thick and syrupy and reduced to about 1/3 cup, about 20 minutes
  • Place carrots and parsnips in a microwave safe bowl with water; cover and microwave for 2 minutes
  • Remove plastic wrap and toss vegetables with 2 T of the pomegranite glaze
  • Place lamb in the center of a large baking dish or roasting pan
  • Rub garlic into roast and season with 1/2 tsp salt and remaining pepper and cumin seeds
  • Brush the top and sides of roast liberally with the pomegranite glaze
  • Distribute the vegetables and their liquid around roast
  • Roast for 40 minutes, stirring vegetables once or twice, until meat is cooked to about 115
  • Brush roast with any remaining glaze (if it has thickened too much, microwave for 15 seconds)
  • Increase oven temperature to 500 F
  • Cook until meat begins to brown in spots and internal temperature is 125F for medium rare, 140F for medium and 160 for well done, according to your preference
  • If you prefer your lamb well done and it's browning too much, lower the oven to 475 an cover loosely with foil
  • Transfer lamb to a serving platter and tent with foil when done, let rest 15 minutes
  • Meanwhile spread the vegetables evenly over roasting pan and return to oven
  • Allow to bake until all juices have evaporated and vegetables are caramelized, about 4 or 5 minutes; watch closely
  • Remove baking dish from oven and stir in butter and mint
  • Slice and serve lamb with vegetables
  • Note:Look for a "mini" boneless leg of lamb, about 3 lbs
  • for leaner, cleaner tasting lamb, remove the netting, if any and trim all fat and retie before roasting.

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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I love this lamb recipe love the addition of cinnamon. Perfectly cooked!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    What a great way to use the tangy flavor of pomegranate juice. High 5!
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    " It was excellent "
    lanceoferin ate it and said...
    Thank you for taking the time to work out, type and present this wonderful recipe. I can tell that you have experienced making this meal, and that says a lot. I can feel your compassion and expression of love in your instructions. I am fortunate to have run across someone who puts their heart into their work. You have invested time into this recipe and it is appreciated.

    A true work of art.
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