Grilled Mint Leg of Lamb

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Feb. 18, 2010

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.


Lamb leg 3 Pound , boneless (1 leg)
Mint leaves 1 Bunch (100 gm) (about 1 handful)
Cumin seeds 2 Teaspoon
Black peppercorn 1 Teaspoon
Coarse salt 1 Teaspoon
Dry oregano 1 Teaspoon
Garlic clove 3 Medium
Red pepper flakes 1/2 Teaspoon
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon , freshly squeezed



1) Prepare the grill.


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


11) Slice the roast and serve as desired.

Serve, and enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 339Calories from Fat 219

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.9%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 225 mg9.38%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g1%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%


Protein 26 g52%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet