Recipe April 29, 2021

Grilled Leg of Lamb

This lamb is great served with garlicky mashed potatoes or rice pilaf and asparagus. Enjoy!

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Mint Sauce

½ c. cider vinegar
1/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. chopped fresh mint leaves
Pinch of salt

Grilled Lamb

One 6-7 lb. butterflied leg of lamb with bone (once butterflied it should be around 4 lbs.)
2/3 c. dry red wine
1/3 c. olive oil
2 T. chopped shallots
1 T. fresh rosemary or 1 t. dried rosemary
2 cloves minced garlic
½ t. salt
½ t. freshly ground pepper 


Mint Sauce

Combine cider vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stir just until sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and add the mint and salt. Set aside and let flavors meld.

Grilled Lamb

Place the lamb in a glass or porcelain baking dish large enough for the lamb to lay flat. Stir the wine, olive oil, shallots, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper together. Pour over the lamb and marinate for 2 hours (or all day), turning occasionally.

Prepare the grill, put the racks about 4–6 inches from the fire, oil the racks. Remove the lamb from the marinade and pat dry. Save the marinade for basting. Place the lamb on the grill and cook for about 35–45 minutes, turning frequently and brushing with the reserved marinade. The middle of the lamb should remain pink. Remove the meat from the grill, cover with loose foil and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with mint sauce.