Barbecued Butterflied Leg Of Lamb with Mint & – Lamb

1 Leg of lamb (5-6 lb)*

3/4 c Balsamic vinegar

1/3 c Mint jelly

1/3 c Minced fresh mint leaves

Fresh mint sprigs (opt) Salt Pepper Small pocket bread** * – boned and trimmed of surface fat ** – or regular pocket bread, cut in half crosswise ======================================================= ============== === 1. Lay meat boned side up. Slash about halfway through

thickest portions, as needed, and pull meat, patting cut edges down, to make the piece relatively even. 2. Place lamb in a 9×13″ pan. In a 1 1/2 quart pan

over medium-high heat, stir vinegar with 1/3 cup mint jelly just until boiling. Stir in mint and pour evenly over lamb. Cover and chill 2 hours or up to a day. Turn meat over occasionally. 3. On firegrate in a barbecue, with a lid, ignite

50-60 charcoal briquets. When briquets are dotted with

ash, in about 30 minutes, spread them into a single layer; scatter 10-12 more briquets over coals. Set grill 5-6″ above coals. Lift meat onto grill; reserve marinade. Put lid on barbecue and open vents. 4.Turn meat as needed to brown evenly; baste with

marinade. Cook until thickest part of meat is done to your liking; for rare (140′ on a thermometer) in center of thickest part, allow about 40 minutes total. Thinner sections will be well done. 5. Transfer lamb to a platter and let rest 5-10

minutes. Garnish with mint sprigs. Slice meat thin. Season to taste with mint jelly, salt, and pepper. Eat with knife and fork or tuck into pocket bread. —–






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