Preheat the oven to 450° F. Place the lamb leg into a roasting pan and roast uncovered for 20 min., or until a crust forms that will seal in the juices. Lower oven heat to 300° F. and finish cooking (bone-in roast requires additional 20 minutes per lb.; boneless roast requires additional 25 minutes per lb.). Internal temperature should reach 130 – 135° F. for a medium rare roast. Remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes before carving. Carve against the grain about 1/2 inch thick per slice. Whisk all Blackberry Vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Arrange arugula leaves in mounds on 4 plates with equal parts goat cheese in the center of each mound. Arrange lamb slices around the goat cheese and drizzle with blackberry vinaigrette. Garnish with blackberries and toasted pecans. Serve with crusty French Bread and a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.
My American Lamb Arugula Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette recipe is simple, but has big flavor. One of the main reasons I enjoy making this recipe is because we raise black raspberries, lamb and arugula, so literally, all the ingredients are at my fingertips! For those of you who do not have this luxury, the ingredients are also easy to find at the grocery store.
Even though convenience is a huge factor for me when making food decisions, it is equally as important to me to provide healthy options to my family for dinner. If you want to impress your family or dinner guests, you will definitely WOW them with this awesome presentation.