Recipe by Rita~
This Greek-style marinade has strong flavors to complement the strong flavor of lamb. Buy a boneless leg that's been butterflied, or rolled and tied. Unroll it for the marinade to get in everywhere then re-rolling it for even cooking and tenderness. If you happen to buy it with the netting try to save the netting to replace it after marinating. You can grill this flat on the grill as well. This lamb sliced thin is great to make gyro's with!
Top Review by kotanmj
I made this for a special dinner for my husband. I wanted to do something to show him how much I appreciate all he does to make me happy. this has got to be hands-down the best recipe ever. I have never had lamb turn out so moist, tender and delicious. I have a toaster oven with a rotisserie. I purchased it without realizing just how often I would make use of it. It turns out that I rotisserie almost weekly and this is a definite keeper. Thanks. Made it exactly as suggested, down to the last detail.
- 3 -4 lbs leg of lamb, boned and tied
- 3 to 4 tablespoon lemons, juice and zest of
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- salt and pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Cut excess fat from leg of lamb.
- Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl or baking dish large enough to accommodate the lamb and mix well. Message marinade into lamb making sure it is in everywhere. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning often.
- Remove from refrigerator to allow it to reach room temperature about 30 minutes.
- Preheat grill.
- Re-roll leg into a roast very tightly and tie.
- Place lamb on middle of the rotisserie skewer making sure it is balanced and secure.
- Reduce temperature to low. Cook for 2 hours brushing with remaining marinade every 1/2 hour.
- When the middle of the meat reaches a temperature of about 145 degrees remove from grill.
- Let a leg of lamb rest for 20 minutes before you start carving it up. This will even out the temperature, make sure it’s completely done and allow the juices to flow back into the meat.
- Carve the meat, starting from the thick end and work our way down to the shank.
- Alternate cooking Method:.
- Start by grilling the leg over a medium high direct heat to sear the surface. This will give the meat a crusty surface and add texture. Turn every 5 minutes to sear the surface evenly. On the rotisserie you won’t have to worry about this. Grill over this direct heat for about 15 minutes then move to indirect grilling and cut the temperature down to a medium heat. Watch for flare-ups during the direct grilling phase. The leg of lamb will need about 20 minutes per pound to cook so plan accordingly.