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Butterflied Leg of Lamb

AcnAcn Posts: 2,529
This was dinner on Memorial Day itself, I also cooked Pimiento Cheeseburgers and ribs on the egg over the weekend, but this was the clear winner. Marinated for about 2 hours in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, several fresh thyme sprigs, lots of chopped rosemary, about eight sliced garlic cloves, and salt and pepper. Cooked indirect at 330-350 (should have cleaned out and added more lump after the ribs, user error) until internal temp hit 135, about an hour and a quarter.

No sliced pics, unfortunately.




Pikesville, MD


  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    Looks great!
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • rholtrholt Posts: 384

    I have never had lamb. Is it super good? We stick with chiken, beef, or pork.

  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 981
    Wow. I went the direct route at about 400* with a similar marinade. (Funny how you can get the same place in different ways.) I divided mine into the three main muscles because one was much thicker than the other two. The thickest took about 20 minutes. I might try your method next, though, because mine didn't taste very smokey. 

    @rholt, you need to trust the source for your lamb. If it's good, it has a subtle, different taste that really benefits from the char of the fire. But you also can get a gamey leg, and most folks don't care for the strong taste. 
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • AcnAcn Posts: 2,529
    @jlsm, that is funny how you can do similar dishes so many different ways. The uneven muscles worked to my advantage; the thinner parts got a little closer to medium, which keeps the wife and daughter happy.

    @rholt, I agree with @jlsm about lamb. If you've never had it get it from a butcher you really trust, because if you do get a gamey piece, you'll probably not like it, and not like it forever.


    Pikesville, MD

  • Mama RoneckMama Roneck Posts: 385
    I've had great results with the de-boned leg of lamb at Costco.From New Zealand IIRC.
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    I've never gotten a leg of lamb from Sam;'s that I didn't like, FWIW.  I stuff it will spinach, pine nuts and feta, tie it up with string, coat with Dizzy Pig Tsunami Spin and cook to around 140.  Sweet.

    The Naked Whiz
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