Mediterranean Grilled Lamb Leg with Mint Pesto

The perfect Mediterráneán summer feást: Gárlic-herb márináted grilled lámb with mint pesto…Plus, fávorite Mediterráneán sides ánd sáláds to serve álong!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup pácked fresh pársley
  • 1/2 cup pácked fresh mint leáves
  • 1 smáll red onion, chopped
  • 4 gárlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground állspice
  • 1 tsp ground coriánder
  • 1 tsp sumác spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cárdámom
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup Priváte Reserve extrá virgin olive oil
  • 1 boneless ánd butterflied leg of lámb (weighing ábout 3 to 4 pounds)
  • Sált
  • Mint Pesto
  • 2 tbsp toásted pine nuts
  • 1 cup pácked mint leáves
  • 1/4 cup Priváte Reserve extrá virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 smáll gárlic clove, peeled
  • 1 smáll shállot, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp sált, more if needed

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Máke the márináde. In the bowl of á food processor, ádd the pársley, mint, onion gárlic, spices, lemon juice ánd olive oil. Run processor until you háve á smooth green márináde.
  2. Pound lámb. Pláce the lámb leg on á lárge cutting boárd, cover with heávy plástic wráp. Using the smooth side of á meát tenderizer or mállet like this one, pound lámb ánd máke sure to even out ány pieces thát áre too thick. But remember, the goál is NOT to áchieve páper-thin lámb.
  3. Pát the lámb leg dry ánd sprinkle generously with sált on both sides. Pláce lámb in á lárge freezer bág ánd spreád the márináde áll over it. Zip the bág closed ánd work the márináde into the lámb to máke sure every párt of the lámb is well coáted.  Refrigeráte for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove lámb from fridge ánd let sit in room temperáture for 20 minutes. (To máke the lámb eásier to turn on the grill you cán insert á couple of metál skewers through the lámb, crosswise)
  5. Heát án outdoor gás grill on high on áll burners (this is just for the stárt).
  6. Pláce lámb, fát-side down, on the hot grill. Seár 2 minutes or so, then turn over ánd seár on the other side for 2 minutes. Lower the heát to low (temperáture between 300 ánd 350 degrees F). Cover ánd grill for 15 minutes or so, flipping once midwáy through, until á meát thermometer inserted into the thickest párt of the lámb reáds 130 degrees F  (for medium-ráre). [Reád note 
  7. Remove from grill onto á cutting boárd. Cover with foil ánd let rest ábout 5 minutes. If using skewers, remove them, ánd cut ácross the gráin ánd pláce on á serving plátter.
  8. To máke the mint pesto (during downtime ás the lámb is grilling or resting), simply ádd áll the ingredients into the bowl of á cleán food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Top the grilled lámb with some of the pesto ánd tránsfer the rest of the pesto to á smáll serving bowl.
  9. You cán álso serve this grilled lámb with á side of  this homemáde Greek tzátziki sáuce. Be sure to see suggestions for sáláds ánd sides up in the post under “whát to serve with grilled lámb.” Enjoy!



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