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
11 ounces canned 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 375ÂºF oven for 30 minutes.
In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. SautÃ© 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 145ÂºF for medium-rare, 160ÂºF for medium or 170ÂºF 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.