Grilled Mint Leg of Lamb Recipe Video

There is something about lamb, that just cries out for charcoal grilling. A boneless leg means a bit more work up front (if you de-bone yourself), but it pays off when you slice and serve later.

Summary

Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings10
CuisineCourse
TasteMethod
SpecialityMain Ingredient
Interest GroupHealthy, ,

Ingredients

 Lamb leg3 Pound, boneless (1 leg)
 Extra virgin olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Red pepper flakes1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Garlic clove3 Medium
 Dry oregano1 Teaspoon
 Coarse salt1 Teaspoon
 Black peppercorn1 Teaspoon
 Cumin seeds2 Teaspoon
 Mint leaves1 Bunch (100 gm) (about 1 handful)
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon, freshly squeezed

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 339 Calories from Fat 219

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g37.2%

Saturated Fat 10.7 g53.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 103.4 mg

Sodium 225.3 mg9.4%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g1.1%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.9%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 26 g51.4%

Vitamin A 9.6% Vitamin C 7.8%

Calcium 5.4% Iron 19.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Prepare the grill.

MAKING
2) Paste: In a mortar and pestle grind cumin and pepper. Add salt, oregano, garlic, and red pepper, grind into cumin and pepper.
3) Add oil and lemon juice, mix to make a paste.
4) Butterfly the lamb leg to create a piece of meat with a consistent thickness.
5) Spread the spice paste evenly over the outside and then inside of the lamb leg.
6) Place mint leaves evenly over the inside of the leg.
7) Roll up leg and tie off tightly using butcher twine.
8) Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
9) Grill over direct medium heat for about 15 minutes, until a golden crust is built up all over. Remember to keep the lid closed as much as possible to preserve heat.
10) Then place lamb over indirect heat for remainder of cooking, rotating as needed for even cooking.
Cook until desired temp is reached. Rare: 140ºF / Med: 150ºF / Well Done: 160ºF. As the roast rests after internal temp will rise 5-10ºF

SERVING
11) Slice the roast and serve as desired.
Serve, and enjoy!

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Editors Review

When you are looking for a gorgeous preparation of lamb, you can consider this recipe. It's a fabulous preparation of boneless leg part of lamb, which is rolled with mint and spices filling. Watch the video thoroughly to learn about the procedure. It is little elaborate, but definitely worth the effort at the end.
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