Make a grilled butterflied leg of lamb as the perfect summer get-to-together meal! Use any rub or marinade to flavor and let sit at least four hours or overnight. I checked my pantry to look for marinades that got pushed to the back and were forgotten. I found a Stonewall Kitchen pineapple ginger sauce that was perfect. It’s always nice to have some on hand – we don’t always feel like making everything from scratch!
If the lamb is large and unwieldy, use the natural lines of the meat to help you cut it into parts. Each piece has a different thickness and needs different cooking times. Separating the leg also has the advantage of cooking pieces to different internal temperatures. Satisfy your family and guests with slices that are medium rare, medium and well done.
Start with direct heat to sear the outside. Once you have a nicely browned and crispy outside, move to the indirect heat. Close the cover and continue cooking at about 300 degrees F. Optimal internal temperature is 135 degrees F for medium rare.
Serve this delicious lamb with our summer vegetable medley. A combination of eggplant, zucchini, baby bell peppers and cherry tomatoes. A little shredded cheese, such as mozzarella or feta complete the dish.