Butterflied Leg of Lamb

This is an easy, prepare-ahead dish that everyone will like, even those who don't care for lamb.

Servings: 6

1 Cup Dry Red Wine
3/4 Cup Beef Stock
3 Tablespoons Orange Marmalade
2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Minced Dried Onion
1 Clove Garlic, crushed
1 Tablespoon Marjoram
1 Tablespoon Rosemary
1 Large Bay Leaf, crumbled
1 Teaspoon Seasoned Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Grated Fresh Ginger
1 Chipotle Chile
5 Pounds Leg of Lamb, boned and butterflied

  • Remove most, if not all interior fat, gristle and sinew from leg of lamb.
  • In a 2-quart saucepan, combine all ingredients except lamb and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  • Place lamb in a shallow roasting pan, fat side down.
  • Pour the hot marinade over the lamb and marinate at room temperature 6-8 hours, turning frequently. (Lamb can also marinate overnight in the refrigerator but must be removed about 3 hours prior to grilling.)
  • Grill over medium-hot coals until the outside is nicely charred.
  • Remove meat from the grill, allow to cool, then reform in the leg of lamb shape and tie. 
  • Roast in a 225°F oven until the internal thermometer registers 140°F (~2-2.5 hours). 
  • Remove, and allow to rest covered for 15 minutes.
  • To serve, slice fairly thin on a slight diagonal.
Per Serving: 748 Calories; 51g Fat (64.9% calories from fat); 54g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 206mg Cholesterol; 692mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 7 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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