Lamb With Feta Cheese and Grape Leaves

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READY IN: 4hrs
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Stir first 6 ingredients in small bowl to blend.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Rub mixture on both sides of lamb.
  • Cover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Place lamb, fat side down, in roasting pan.
  • Roast 15 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375 and continue roasting until thermometer inserted into thickest part of lamb registers 135 for medium-rare, about 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; cool slightly.
  • Cut into 1/4-inch slices.
  • Cook grape leaves in large pot of boiling water 30 seconds.
  • Drain well.
  • Pat dry with paper towels.
  • Combine cheese and parsley in bowl.
  • Season with pepper.
  • Butter 15x10x2" glass baking dish.
  • Place 8 grape leaves in dish, spacing slightly apart.
  • Arrange 2 lamb slices atop each grape leaf (reserve remaining lamb for another use).
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons cheese mixture over lamb on each leaf.
  • Top each with another grape leaf, covering lamb and cheese.
  • Brush with melted butter.
  • (Grape leaf bundles can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate).
  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Bake until lamb is heated through, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer grape leaf bundles to platter.
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