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Having lamb for Easter?

We are - with some ham available for those who don't care for baa baa black sheep.

Here is a recipe:

Grilled or Broiled Butterflied Leg of Lamb

[from How to Cook Everything]

Makes: At least 6 servings

Time: About 40 minutes, plus time to preheat the grill

1 (3- to 4-pound) butterflied leg of lamb

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, or 2 teaspoons dried

2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Minced parsley leaves for garnish

Lemon wedges

1. Start a gas or charcoal grill; the fire should be quite hot, and the rack should be at least 4 inches from the heat source. (Delay this step until you're just about ready to cook if you choose to marinate the meat.) Trim the lamb of any excess fat. Mix together the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper; rub this mixture well into the lamb, making sure to get some into all the crevices. If you have the time, let the lamb sit, for at least an hour (refrigerate if it will be much longer).

2. Grill the meat until it is nicely browned, even a little charred, on both sides, about 20 to 30 minutes, and the internal temperature at the thickest part is about 125°F; this will give you some lamb that is quite rare, as well as some that is nearly well done. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing thinly, as you would a thick steak. Garnish and serve, with lemon wedges.


Asked by tasches at 1:48 PM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (9)
  • We are having ham.

    Answer by bether89 at 2:48 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • I'm making lamb, its tradition for us on Easter. I'm going to roast mine with garlic and rosemary, make some fabulous gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh green beans and carrots and dinner rolls.... and of course, the mint jelly =)

    Answer by gramsmom at 1:51 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • If Hubby were going to be home, then yes we would have Lamb, he won't and we don't care for it, so it will probably be a baking hen. Our boys don't care for ham either , and it's just going to be the 4 of us, so no need for a lot of food.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 1:52 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • We're eating dinner with friends & they are making lamb & turkey, as there will be a lot of people there.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 3:12 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • We usually have lamb also. I think this year we are having ham though (dad won) =)

    Answer by cheekycherub at 4:26 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • We eat ham - I will never touch lamb! =O

    Answer by MommaSiete at 5:42 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • We are going out to eat

    Answer by mommythree0508 at 10:41 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • ham only at my house!!

    Answer by elasmimi at 9:13 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • I don't like lamb. We are having ham.

    Answer by onecuteladybug2 at 3:13 AM on Apr. 24, 2011