Servings:6-8
Preparation Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:50 minutes
Grilled leg of lamb served alongside a zesty mint-pistachio pesto.
Ingredients


Grilled Butterflied American Lamb Leg with Mint-Pistachio Pesto
American Lamb Board
Directions

1. Lay lamb leg open on a cutting board.

2. Trim off visible fat.

3. Season lamb generously with salt and pepper; allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to grilling.

4. In a food processor, add pistachios, mint, parsley, oil, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, pepper and chili flakes; blend until somewhat chunky.

5. Preheat grill to medium-high. Grill the lamb leg to medium-rare (remove from heat when thermometer reads between 130°F and 135°F), or to desired doneness. Rest the meat, lightly covered, for at least 10 minutes before serving. Slice meat across the grain into thin slices.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.