Crown Roast of Lamb with Orange Cranberry Stuffing


  • 1    American Lamb crown roast
  • 1    tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2    cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4    cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2    teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2    teaspoon salt
  • 2    cups cooked brown rice
  • 2    cups cornbread stuffing
  • 3/4    cup chicken broth, heated
  • 1/2    cup dried cranberries, raisins or cherries, soaked in hot water for 15 minutes, drain well
  • 1    can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained

Form each lamb rack into half circle and place together to form a circle, bone-side to center.  Tie to secure.  Place on a rack in a roasting pan.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.  Roast in a 375ºF oven for 30 minutes.

In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Sauté celery and onion 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in allspice and salt.  Toss with cooked rice, cornbread crumbs, broth and cranberries.  Spoon rice mixture loosely into center cavity of lamb crown.  Roast 20 to 25 minutes more or until meat thermometer registers 145ºF for medium-rare, 160ºF for medium or 170ºF for well, and stuffing is heated through.  Cover and let stand 10 minutes.  Internal temperature will rise approximately 10 degrees.  Garnish with oranges.

Cut between individual ribs to serve; serve with stuffing.

8 servings. Preparation time: 30 minutes. Roast time: 1 hour

Nutrition per serving:  534 calories, 41 g protein, 41 g carbohydrate, 22 g total fat
(38% calories from fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 705 mg sodium, 10 mg niacin,
0.31 mg vitamin B6, 3 mcg vitamin B12, 4 mg iron, 7 mg zinc.

Recipe and image provided by the American Lamb Board