Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
A butterflied leg is usually of uneven thickness. When it is grilled, there will be rare(125-130 degrees, medium rare 130-145 degrees, and medium-well 145 and up sections to satisfy everyone.
- 6 -7 lbs leg of lamb, boned and butterflied by the butcher
For the marinade
- 3⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup red wine
- 1⁄4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1⁄3 cup minced fresh rosemary
- 1⁄4 cup minced fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons honey mustard
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
- 10 garlic cloves, crushed
- kosher salt
- fresh ground pepper
- Trim any excess fat from the lamb and place it in a 9-by-13-inch nonreactive pan.
- Whisk together all the marinade ingredients in a bowl.
- Scoop out and reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade and pour the remainder over the lamb.
- Massage into meat.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove the meat from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
- Preheat grill to medium heat.
- Place the lamb on the grill rack and cook, turning once and basting frequently with the reserved 1/4 cup marinade, for 15 to 18 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
- My favorite!
- Transfer to a platter, season with salt and pepper, and tent with aluminum foil.
- Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing, then place on a cutting board and slice thinly.
- Serve immediately.
Even guests who didn't know it was lamb thought it was a tender, juicy beef cut. I love lamb and this preparation was top knotch. Great flavor - followed directions and had a great meal off the grill! If you like lamb you will enjoy this and it was so easy.
This was absolutely to die for, the lamb was so nice tender and juicy i couldn't get enough.
If you're another lamb lover, you'll love this. The marinade is very good, and following Ritas instructions, the lamb was perfect for everyone. No real changes, though I used 1 tablespoon honey and 1 of grainy mustard instead of the honey mustard. I noticed the cook time (20 minutes)at the top is different to the cook time in the recipe (it would be a total of about 30-36 minutes)