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

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

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.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 471

Total Fat 34g 

Saturated Fat 10g 

Polyunsaturated fat 3g 

Monounsaturated fat 16g 

Cholesterol 114mg 

Sodium 444mg 

Potassium 700mg 

Total Carbohydrate 7g 

Dietary Fiber 4g 

Sugars 0.68g

Protein 35g

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.