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Grilled Leg of Lamb Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Francesco Mattera

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8 Garlic Cloves
3 Tbsp Chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 Tbsp Chopped fresh rosemary leaves
2 Tbsp Chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 Tbsp Freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp Coarse salt
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 (7 to 8 pound ) Leg of Lamb, trimmed of all fat , boned,and butterflied by a butcher. ( 4 to 4 3/4 pounds boneless)
1 Lemon

Directions:
Directions:
Finely chop the garlic and in a small bowl stir together with remaining herb ingredients. Secure lose flaps of meat, by running 2 long metal skewers crosswise through the lamb , bunching the meat together.
Put Lamb in a large dish and with tip of a sharp small knife cut 1/2 inch-deep slits al over lamb, rubbing herb mixture into slits and all over the lamb.
Marinate lamb at room temperature 1 hour.
Pre-Heat oven to 425 degrees.

Roast Lamb in a roasting pan in middle of oven until a instant read thermometer inserted into meat reads 125 degrees for medium-rare cook longer for medium.
Transfer Lamb to a cutting board , cut in half and squeeze juice from lemon all over lamb and let stand, loosely covered with foil for 15 minutes.
Cut Lamb into slices and serve with any juices that have accumulated on cutting board.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
35 minutes cook time 25 to 45 minutes

 

 

 

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