Pan Roasted Lamb Roast with Cognac Sauce

Enjoy this impressive roast with a restaurant-type pan sauce for a special family holiday meal or when entertaining guests.

Ingredients List:

  • 1 SunGold Lamb Sirloin Roast, cap on (about 1 lb/500 g)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Cognac or brandy
  • 2 cups (500 mL) beef broth
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh chives
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

Preparation & Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Pat lamb dry with paper towel; rub with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet set over medium-high heat; sear lamb, fat side down, for 2 to 3 minutes or until half of the fat has rendered.
  2. Transfer skillet to oven and roast for 35 to 40 minutes for medium-rare or until instant-read thermometer inserted into centre of lamb registers 145°F (63°C), or until desired doneness. Transfer to platter; tent with foil and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, add shallots to same skillet; sauté over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until softened. Add Cognac, stirring to scrape up brown bits from pan for 30 seconds. Add beef broth; bring to simmer.
  4. Mix flour with butter; sprinkle into pan. Cook, whisking constantly, for 1 or 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice roast and serve with Cognac sauce. Garnish with chives and rosemary sprig.


  • For medium doneness, cook lamb to internal temperature of 160°F (71°C), and 165° (74°C) for medium-well.
  • Serve roast with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed green beans or broccoli if desired.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Serves: 4