Roast Tarragon Lamb with Parmesan Dijon Crust

August 13, 2012
Author Notes

It seems that almost all the lamb recipes you see call for rosemary, but I am a fan of tarragon so i used it here and then coated the lamb with a parmesan dijon mixture that makes for a wonderful piquant crust on the meat. —LE BEC FIN

  • Makes 4 pounds
  • Marinating Lamb
  • 4 pounds boned lamb top with as much fat removed as possible
  • 4 peeled garlic cloves, slivered
  • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon, rubbed between your palms
  • Coating and Roasting Lamb
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard (French's preferred)
  • 1/8 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated or ground good quality parmesan
  • 1/8 cup melted unsalted butter
In This Recipe
  1. Marinating Lamb
  2. Poke narrow slits all over top and sides of lamb; insert garlic slivers.Combine other ingredients and mix with lamb. Let sit 2 hours or cover and refrigerate overnight.
  1. Coating and Roasting Lamb
  2. Remove lamb from frig 2 -3 hours before roasting. Coat top and sides with dijon. When ready to cook, combine the bread crumbs and parmesan and press onto the dijon.(Make more coating if needed.) Drizzle with melted butter and roast at 350 degrees until internal temperature is 130 degrees for rare. Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes before carving.

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