Recipe by Morrison
I have made this dish a few times and it is just wonderful. It is best prepared on a grill, and this is the way the instructions are given, but it can easily be prepared in the oven as well. The cut that I buy for this has the netting, but you can use butcher's twine if the netting is not available to keep the roast together while it cooks.
- 4 -5 lbs boneless leg of lamb
- 1 cup herb cheese spread (pre-packaged, or one that you make from cream cheese and butter)
- 2 cups cabernet sauvignon wine
- garlic, minced (to taste)
Directions See How It's Made
- Fillet the leg of lamb on a cutting board and pound it flat with a meat mallet or rolling pin.
- Spread the cheese mixture on the inside of the meat (fat goes on the outside) with a rubber spatula or large spoon.
- Roll roast back into pill shape, place back into netting or tie together with twine.
- Place in a large serving dish, or gallon size zipper bag and pour in wine. Let marinate for 1-2 hours in refrigerator, turning at least once.
- Remove roast from fridge and allow to come to room temperature, sprinkle with thyme and rub with minced garlic.
- Heat grill to 325°F.
- When grill is hot place the roast directly over the fire and sear for 4-5 minutes per side.
- After searing, set the roast to the side of the fire (indirect heat) for the remainder of the cooking time.
- Cook 25 min/lb for medium doneness at 300-325°F.
- Remove from heat and allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving.