Mother's Day Grilled Marinated Leg of Lamb

May 7th is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

Are you looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Look no further than the Mother's Day Grilled Marinated Leg of Lamb. Don't get me wrong, we love National Roast Leg of Lamb Day, but let's face it: Mom deserves more than just one day to be celebrated. That's why we've combined the two with a delicious recipe to make you your favorite child (or spouse) for one more year.

This succulent leg of lamb is the perfect way to show Mom how much she means to you. And what better way to do that than with a meal made with love on the grill? With Grilled Marinated Leg of Lamb, you can skip the long wait at her favorite restaurant and impress Mom with your grilling skills instead.

This recipe calls for a simple yet flavorful marinade. Made with a combination of garlic cloves, coriander seeds, kosher salt, black peppercorns, lemon juice, lemon zest, rosemary, and olive oil, this marinade packs a punch of flavor that will leave your taste buds singing.

But the real magic happens on the grill. With low heat and smoke, this leg of lamb will be cooked to perfection. Add some apple, fig, or olive wood chips to our Summerset Smoker Trays for an extra boost of flavor. Trust us, adding wood chips will create an unforgettable smoky flavor that will have Mom begging for seconds.

You can also use an outdoor oven to roast the lamb if grilling isn't an option. No matter how you cook it, we guarantee this Grilled Marinated Leg of Lamb will be a hit with Mom.

Whether you're a grilling pro or just starting, our Mother's Day Grilled Marinated Leg of Lamb recipe is easy to follow and will guarantee a happy Mom. If Mother's Day isn't an option this year, you can also use National Roast Leg of Lamb Day on May 7th as a dry run.

If lamb isn't here favorite, we have plenty of tasty Mother's Day recipes to choose from. So, this year, surprise Mom with a special gift she will truly savor and remember for years. Happy Mother's Day!

Serves 3-4

Mother's Day Grilled Marinated Leg of Lamb Ingredients

  • 1 bone-in leg of lamb, about 7 lbs before trimming
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Mother's Day Grilled Marinated Leg of Lamb Directions

  1. Prep your grill for indirect heat and preheat for medium heat
  2. Dry and trim the leg of lamb
  3. Cut a couple of slits along the meat, about 3 inches long and ½ inch deep
  4. Add all dry ingredients in a mortar and grind by hand
  5. Add lemon juice and olive oil and stir
  6. Pour the marinade into your hands and rub it evenly all over. Make sure you also push some into the slits.
  7. Grill over indirect heat, turning every 15 minutes or so
  8. If you like, add some apple, fig, or olive wood to a smoker tray or basket and create some smoke
  9. When the meat thermometer reads 125-130°F (medium rare), remove from heat and rest, loosely covered, for about 20 minutes. Depending on the heat of your wood fire and the size of your leg of lamb, it can take anywhere from 60 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes to reach this internal temperature.
  10. Carve and serve.


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