Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Lavender
This roast leg of lamb is rubbed with the classic combo of rosemary and garlic, but gets an unexpected twist with the addition of chopped fresh lavender. It's served with a sweet-and-sour shallot jam made from dates, honey and apple cider vinegar. Slideshow: More Leg of Lamb Recipes
The shallot-date jam can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before serving with the roast leg of lamb.
Fresh lavender is sold at farmers' markets. If it's unavailable, substitute 1 1/2 tablespoons herbes de Provence.
A bold fruit-forward Zinfandel.