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Orange Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb

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  Fresh thyme 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Grated orange peel 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Kosher salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Boneless lamb leg 4 Pound (1 leg)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon

In a bowl, combine thyme, garlic, orange peel, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Trim any excess fat from the lamb and lay it, opened, on a cutting board; cut about a dozen slits in each side about ½ inch deep. Fill each slit with some of the spice mixture and rub the remaining mixture all over both sides of the meat. Brush the olive oil on both sides of the meat and let sit at room temperature for 1 ½–2 hours. (You can make this a day ahead and refrigerate it, but be sure it rests at room temperature before grilling.)

Preheat grill to medium-high.

Place lamb on the grill and cook for 7–9 minutes per side (for medium rare) or until meat reaches preferred doneness. Remove from the grill and let rest 10–15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 439 Calories from Fat 161

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.6%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 194.3 mg64.8%

Sodium 504.6 mg21%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g0.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.98 g3.9%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 64 g128.8%

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 15.2%

Calcium 2.3% Iron 4.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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