National roast leg of lamb day
May 7th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Today's food holiday is a bit of shear luck - May 7 is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day!

Even though Easter has passed, a hankering for a well-roasted leg of lamb can happen at any time.

You can usually pick up a leg of lamb at your local grocery or butcher shop. The tender cut is from the hindquarter of the animal. The portion is probably a little bit bigger than any roast you've ever put in the oven, but don't let that intimidate you.

Like any roast, seasoning is key to amp up the flavor. If you're not used to preparing lamb, don't let the gamey smell frighten you off; it will have a nice, sweet flavor once cooked.

A leg of lamb will easily feed six people, maybe more. Use this most excellent tutorial from Chef Michael Psilakis on how to prepare the best roast leg of lamb you've ever tasted, and that way you can feed any lingering guests from your Cinco de Mayo or Kentucky Derby party.

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  1. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Yeah. Cut up some lamb for the soup kitchen a few weeks back. Did NOT expect the scent.

    May 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
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