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Herb Marinated Grilled Boneless Leg of Lamb

Herb Marinated Grilled Boneless Leg of Lamb

A leg of lamb is my top choice for a Spring or Easter feast.
Course Main Dishes, Main Dishes and Wine Pairings
Cuisine French
Keyword Herb Marinated Grilled Boneless Leg of Lamb
Servings 10


  • 3 lbs. boneless leg of lamb, butterflied and trimmed of excess fat
  • 1/2 cup mixed fresh herbs; I used Italian parsley, mint, rosemary, and thyme, chopped
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, smashed and minced
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • kosher salt & pepper
  • 2 oz. extra virgin olive oil


  • In a 9" X 12" rectangular glass baking dish, combine the chopped herbs, garlic, lemon zest, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the butterflied leg of lamb, turning and coating the lamb. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refridgerate for 8 to 24 hours.
  • Bring the lamb to room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to one hour before grilling.
  • Prepare the grill with a hot side and a cool side. When the grill is ready sear the fat side of the lamb for 6 minutes and then flip the lamb and sear the other side for an additional 6 minutes. Move the lamb to the cool side of the grill and insert a digital grilling thermometer into the lamb. Open the bottom vents and cover the grill. Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the thermometer registers 125-130° for medium rare.
  • Transfer for the lamb to a cutting board and tent with foil. Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.