Barbecued Lamb Leg

Barbecued Lamb Leg

 

SERVES 4-6 | 10 MINS PREP | 40 MINS COOK TIME

 

INGREDIENTS

1.5kg butterflied lamb leg

  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 stalks fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely sliced
  • 2 slices of bacon, finely sliced
  • 400g can lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups baby spinach

 

METHOD

Preheat the barbecue flat-plate or char-grill plate to hot.

Lightly score the inside of the butterflied lamb leg in a criss-cross fashion.

Combine 1 tbsp oil and thyme, rub over both sides of the lamb, and then season with salt and pepper.

Place the lamb on the barbecue, reduce heat to moderately-hot.

Cook the first side of the lamb for 15-20 minutes, turn once with tongs and cook for a further 15-20 minutes.

Cover lamb loosely with foil and rest it for 10 minutes before slicing.

While lamb is cooking, make the lentil and spinach salad. 

Heat a large frying pan over a moderate heat, add 1 tbsp oil and heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery and bacon, cook stirring for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables have softened.

Add the lentils and stir gently to warm through, remove pan from heat.

Whisk together the mustard, vinegar and remaining oil.

Toss the spinach and the mustard dressing with the lentils and serve with the sliced lamb.

 

Recipe and image thanks to recipes.co.nz

 

 

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