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Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Herbs

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 60 min.
Total: 1 hr. 10 min.
Whole leg of lamb coated with garlic and herbs is always a sure crowd pleaser.


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbs dried basil
  • 1 Tbs oregano
  • 1 Tbs minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 to 4 lbs boneless lamb leg, butterflied


  • Blend oil with basil, oregano, garlic and pepper; pour half over meat and brush over both sides.
  • Grill lamb over medium coals in covered grill, about 6 inches from coals, for 20 to 25 minutes per side. Baste occasionally with remaining herbed olive oil.
  • Rest lamb for about 10 minutes; slice crosswise at a diagonal slant.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 348
  Calories from Fat 195 (56%)
(34%)Total Fat 22g
(26%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
(36%)Cholesterol 109mg
(5%)Sodium 110mg
(17%)Potassium 601mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
(1%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(70%)Protein 35g
* 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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