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Balsamic/Garlic/Rosemary Lamb
• 1 Large leg of lamb. Butterflied and trimmed of excess fat
• 2 Large sprigs of fresh rosemary
1/2;C - Olive Oil
• 4 peeled and crushed garlic cloves
3/4;C - Balsamic Vinegar
Freshly Ground Pepper
Mesquite wood chips - soaked 30 minutes before use
Instructions:The Marinade
Remove leaves and from the Rosemary and chop lightly.
In a large bowl combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, fresh rosemary, and several turns of a pepper mill.
Whisk together and pour into a large plastic ziplock bag.

Place the lamb in the bag and work the marinade in thoroughly.
Marinate for several hours at room temp or overnight in the refrigerator.

Build a fire in the Big Green Egg allow it to stabilize around 350-400°.
Add the mesquite chips.
Grill lamb for 12 minutes, turn and grill another 12 minutes on the other side. Resist the urge to peek before turning.
Check temp with a fast reading thermometer in the thickest part of the leg (135-140 F is medium rare).
Let rest for about 10 minutes after cooking and carve across the grain.

Serve with a full-flavored red wine (we had this with a wonderful Gigondas), grilled potatoes and a big

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Date:Wed 02 Mar 2005 22:33:56 UTCViewed:9872 times
Author:Mike PooleEmail:
Rating:4,43 (7 votes)

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clgardnerComment added on: Sat 25 Jun 2011 13:42:25 UTC
Turned out perfectly. Everyone at dinner said it was the best lamb they had ever eaten. Thanks for the great recipe.
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