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July 27, 2018

Grilled Citrus Butterflied Leg of American Lamb


Recipe Provided By
"The Curious Plate"
Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

20 min

Total Time

4 hrs 35 min


6 to 8

Grilled Citrus Butterflied Leg of American Lamb


  • 3 to 4 pounds butterflied leg of American Lamb
  • 4 dill sprigs
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


In a food processor add dill, garlic, onion, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, oregano, salt and pepper; pulse until pureed. Place lamb in a zip-close bag; pour marinade over lamb. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Bring American Lamb to room temperature. Grill over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes on each side for medium-rare; let rest before slicing and serving.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

Grilled Citrus Butterflied Leg of American Lamb
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