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Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.
Total: 1 hr. 10 min.
Honey and ginger adds a flair that will make this is a sweet and flavorful favorite for all.


  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 to 4 red Anaheim chilies, thinly sliced (ribs and seeds removed for less heat)
  • 1 boneless butterflied leg of lamb (about 6 pounds)
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 bunches green onions
  • Salt and pepper


  • In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, honey, ginger and chilies; transfer to large plastic zip-top bag. Add lamb; close bag, rubbing marinade into lamb. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours or even overnight if time allows.
  • Remove lamb from marinade. Grill over high heat, fat-side down, 25 to 35 minutes total, turning halfway through cooking, depending on desired doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare and 160ºF for medium. Remove from grill; loosely cover with foil and let rest, about 15 minutes. Thinly slice.
  • While lamb is resting, toss green onions in oil, season with salt and pepper and grill, turning occasionally, until charred (about 3 minutes).
  • Serve lamb slices with charred green onions, sautéed sugar snap peas, and steamed brown rice.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 693
  Calories from Fat 225 (32%)
(38%)Total Fat 25g
(48%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(97%)Cholesterol 290mg
(35%)Sodium 848mg
(49%)Potassium 1711mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 14g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(190%)Protein 95g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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