Thursday, August 30, 2012

Grilled Leg of Lamb with Chimichurri Sauce

The nice thing about grilling a boneless leg of lamb is that the leg has different thicknesses. You can accomodate tastes of all kinds - rare, well, and medium. Plan on 1/2 pound per person.

The Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce is nice served on the side.

Boneless leg of lamb - 1 1/2 to 3 pounds

For Chimichurri Sauce

4 cloves of fresh garlic peeled

1 cup parsley leaves (removed from stalks)

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes (or more if you like things spicy)

1/2 cup olive oil

juice of 1/2 lemon

To cook lamb:

Prepare grill. Cut the strings that are tying the leg together. Rub salt and pepper on both sides of the boneless leg.

The boneless leg of lamb shown grilled for 10 minutes on one side over a rather high heat, 6 minutes on the other. The best thing to do is to test with a meat thermometer unless you have a natural feel for cooking meat. Our lamb was 130 degrees when it came off the grill. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Slice thinly and plate.

Chimichurri Sauce:

In a food processor, process garlic. Add parsley and oregano and process until chopped fine but not liquefied. Transfer to a bowl. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir and set aside. Is best if flavors meld in the fridge. Serve as a sauce for the grilled lamb.

The Chimmichurri Sauce will keep for at least a day. Leftovers are good on any kind of vegetable or potato salad. It is a flavorful sauce with a fresh zingy taste.

1 comment:

  1. absolutely awesome! I'm not a big lamb fan but this was excellent.healthy recipe videos