Christmas Lamb

Let’s discuss cooking the leg or shoulder roast of lamb, the latter being slightly more tender than the former. It’s all good. But first, make your Christmas dinner a super-special occasion this year. Maybe you do that regardless of a reminder? If not, put out your best tableware, cloths and candles. Dress up a bit above normal. Express appreciation for the bounty of your table and your life together, engage your children and emphasize the things you are grateful for. These things will make it a Christmas to remember for your family.


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. thyme or rosemary
  • ¼ tsp. powdered ginger


  1. Mix all ingredients except the olive oil in a small bowl.
  2. Rub olive oil on the lamb. Then rub the seasoning mix onto the lamb.
  3. Check the chart from the American Lamb Board for the appropriate cooking time.

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