Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 6, 2007 at 6:29pm

In the mood for something a bit spring-y, I made roasted asparagus and sauteed lamb chops for dinner (nothing fancy – just seasoned with a little coarse salt and dried thyme before I tossed them into a smoking hot skillet). Oooh, all I needed were morels to make the perfect spring dinner, mmm… And perfectly ripe strawberries with creme fraiche for dessert… Oh, my, I’m getting a little ahead of myself, slow down, Stephanie, slow down. OK. Just asparagus and lamb chops, and they were mighty fine. (Sigh…)

Oh, speaking of lamb…if you’re looking for a fabulous recipe for any of the upcoming spring holidays, here you go – Carol Mack’s Grilled Leg of Lamb. Garlicky with a browned, crispy exterior, it’s easy and absolutely delicious. (Recipe posted in comments, below.) Nothing beats a perfect leg of lamb for a dinner party. With rich (do ahead!) mashed potatoes and a simple vegetable like sauteed pea pods with mint, you really can’t miss. Lemon buttermilk tart for dessert? Oooh, yum!

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  1. By stephanie levy on March 6, 2007 at 7:04PM

    Carol Mack’s Grilled Leg of Lamb

    1 cup olive oil
    1 cup soy sauce
    5 bay leaves
    2 T. ground ginger
    2 T. rubbed sage (not whole leaves)
    2 T. marjoram
    2 T. thyme
    lots of peeled garlic cloves
    Boneless leg of lamb (opened up and trimmed of some of its fat)

    Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large ziploc with the lamb. You can pierce the lamb with a fork if you want. Marinate at least 8 hours but preferably overnight. Grill it! You can fish the garlic out and roast it wrapped in foil. I do it in the toaster oven.