Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb

Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb
Recipe type: Lamb or Mutton
Serves: 6 to 8
  • 4 pounds leg of lamb, butterflied (approx)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1/3 Cup tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground coarse
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon savory
  1. Have the butcher butterfly the leg of lamb, or do it yourself.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a glass, enamel, stainless, or plastic container and beat with a whisk or fork until combined. It takes a few minutes. Add the lamb, turning it to make sure it is coated on all sides. Marinate two hours at room temperature, or overnight in the refrigerator. Check occasionally to make sure that it is still coated with the marinade and re-cover as necessary.
  3. Grill outside, or broil inside at about 8 inches from the flame for 15 minutes on each side, brushing occasionally with the marinade.
  4. Serve sliced thin (hot) with the rest of the marinade, heated.
This also makes wonderful sandwiches if there are any leftovers.

The marinade, in and of itself, is excellent for any type of lamb.
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