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Lamb Crostini + Bourbon Beer Cocktail
Lamb Crostini
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs
 
Tender roasted lamb, creamy minted goat cheese and quick pickled onions top off crunchy crostini in these perfect party bites.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer cocktail, lamb crostini
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 316 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 lb boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and tied
Garlic and Herb Butter
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, minced
  • 2 Tbsp thyme, minced
  • Kosher salt and pepper
Quick Pickled Onions
  • 1 large red onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
Creamy Goat Cheese Spread with Mint
  • 4 oz goat cheese, chevre, softened
  • 6 oz creme fraiche
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint, minced
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper
Crostini
  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced on the bias
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • minced fresh mint, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Remove the lamb from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature (at least 1 hour) and preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Garlic and Herb Butter
  1. Mix all the ingredients together until combined.

Roasted Lamb
  1. Rub the butter mixture all over the lamb. Roast, uncovered, for 15 mins.
  2. After the lamb has roasted for 15 mins at 450 degrees, reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees and continue to roast, basting occasionally, until an internal temperature of 130 degrees is reached (medium rare), about 45 mins.
  3. Remove the pan from the oven and cover the lamb with foil. Allow the lamb to roast for at least 15 mins before slicing. Remove the butchers twine and slice the lamb very thinly.
Quick Pickled Onions
  1. Place the onions in a medium non-reactive bowl.

  2. Combine vinegar, sugar, water and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar and salt. Pour over onions.
  3. Cover onions and refrigerate until ready to use. Leftover onions will keep in the pickling solution for at least a week in the refrigerator.
Creamy Goat Cheese Spread with Mint
  1. Beat all of the ingredients together with an electric mixer until well combined.

Crostini
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spread the sliced bread on a sheet tray. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10-15 mins or until golden brown.

  2. Top the toasted bread slices with the sliced lamb, a dollop of the goat cheese spread, pickled onions and a sprinkle of fresh mint.
Nutrition Facts
Lamb Crostini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 962mg42%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.