March 20, 2013

Grilled Leg of Lamb Recipe


Are you trying to decide what to cook for your Easter menu? Maybe you want to try something different, like grilling the main course. This is a favorite grilled leg of lamb recipe from Epicurious. This recipe is best grilled over hard wood because the added flavor from hard wood grilling is impossible to beat.  The Green Mountain pellet grills are perfect because they use pellets made out of hard wood that are specific to grilling.

What makes this entrée so flavorful? Tucking garlic slices into the lamb and covering the meat with a puree made of garlic, Dijon mustard, rosemary, and lemon.

Grilled Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic
  • 1 well-trimmed 6-pound boneless leg of lamb, butterflied to even 2-inch thickness
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled, divided
  • 1/2 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs and fresh Italian parsley sprigs
Directions:
Open lamb like book on work surface. Using tip of small knife, make 1/2-inch-deep slits all over lamb. Thinly slice 4 garlic cloves. Insert garlic slices into slits in lamb. Combine remaining 4 garlic cloves, mustard, olive oil, white wine, rosemary, and lemon juice in processor. Blend until coarse puree forms. Spread underside of lamb with half of puree. Place lamb, seasoned side down, in 15 x 10 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Spread remaining puree over top of lamb. Cover lamb with plastic wrap and chill overnight.

Let lamb stand at room temperature 2 hours. Coat pellet grill rack with nonstick spray and prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Sprinkle lamb generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill lamb to desired doneness, about 17 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer lamb to cutting board; let rest 10 to 20 minutes.

Thinly slice the lamb against grain. Overlap slices on platter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh herb sprigs.

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