10% off all orders. Use code JAN10OFF at checkout to apply coupon. Expires Monday, 2/2/2015, 11:59 pm EST. Online only.
plus get free shipping on orders over $25. Order by 6 p.m. ET Ships same day. Learn more.
Reorder products. See your order history.
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more.

How to get FREE Shipping:
1. Place your online order of $25 or more*
2. Ship to an address within the United States (including U.S. territories)
3. Your shipment should arrive within 2-6 business days from your order

* Your total purchase must reach the designated amount after any discounts are applied and prior to the costs of shipping and tax.
Order by 6, We'll Ship the Same Day

Domestic orders placed Monday - Friday by 6 p.m. Eastern Time will be packed and shipped the same day, pending verification of billing information and the shipping method selected. International orders and orders containing gift cards, out-of-stock items or refrigerated items will be processed as quickly as possible, but won't necessarily be shipped out the same day.

Excludes all orders placed on major US holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day).


Health Guides
Health Concerns
Vitamin Guide
Herbal Remedies
Weight Control
Sports & Fitness
Women's Health
Men's Health
Safety Checker
Food Guide
Personal Health Tools
 Print this article

Shaved Leg of Lamb with Fresh Cherries, Pancetta and "Sugo Naturale"

Shaved Leg of Lamb with Fresh Cherries, Pancetta and "Sugo Naturale": Main Image

Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Cook Time: 6 hr. 15 min.
Fresh cherries, chives, parsley, and pancetta intertwine with leg of lamb for a delightful summer's eve meal.


  • 5 lb lamb leg (skinned or boneless)
  • 1/2 lb carrot
  • 1/2 lb onion
  • 1/2 lb celery root
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 4 sprigs rosemary (minced)
  • 3 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • Lamb "Sugo Naturale"1/2 cup lamb drippings from roast
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup strained fat from rendered pancetta
  • 2 Tbs raspberry vinegar
  • Garnish for Lamb3/4 lb pancetta (Italian bacon)
  • 3/4 lb cherries (pitted)
  • 1/4 lb chives (minced)
  • 1/4 lb parsley (minced)


  • Tie lamb leg tightly with butcher twine and peel and cut vegetables into one-inch pieces. Half the garlic cloves.
  • Lay the lamb leg on top of vegetables and garlic in a small roasting pan and roast at 200F for 6 hours or until interior temperature reaches 150F .
  • Remove lamb from pan and let cool in refrigerator. Reserve drippings from lamb for sauce (approximately 1/2 cup).
  • Once lamb is cool slice as thin as possible (approximately 1/16 inch). Toss sliced lamb with dijon mustard, minced rosemary and grapeseed oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • For Lamb "Sugo Naturale"Take the roasting pan with the lamb drippings and vegetables and strain through a fine strainer. Discard vegetables.
  • Return drippings to roasting pan and turn heat to medium on stovetop. Add sugar, red wine and raspberry vinegar. Reduce half way and strain again into a small saucepan. Top with pancetta fat. Set aside.
  • For GarnishCut pancetta into 1/4 inch squares. Slowly cook pancetta in a saute pan on low heat until crispy.
  • Strain through strainer and save the fat (approximately 1/2 cup). Toss the cherries with the warm pancetta and sprinkle the chives and parsley and sliced lamb to garnish.
  • Place lamb in warm oven to quickly reheat. Pour "Sugo Naturale" over warmed lamb. Sprinkle the chives and parsley over the cherries, pancetta and sliced lamb to garnish.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 781
  Calories from Fat 353 (45%)
(60%)Total Fat 39g
(48%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(75%)Cholesterol 225mg
(44%)Sodium 1068mg
(35%)Potassium 1242mg
Total Carbohydrate 35g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 25g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(141%)Protein 71g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

Copyright 2015 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com

Read our healthy recipe definitions.

Learn more about Aisle7, the company.

Learn more about the authors of Aisle7 products.

The information presented here is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US-registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.

sign up. save big!

invalid email address entered. please try again.

almost there! click sign me up for exclusive coupons, great deals, early access to sales and info on how to stay healthy & fit.  view our privacy policy.