Sriracha Grilled Leg of Lamb
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Sriracha and the grill gives this easy Sriracha Grilled Leg of Lamb recipe a smoky flavor that you will love!
Are you guys enjoying your summer so far? The kids and I have been spending most of our days at the pool and I love it but last weekend I got to have a little summer “me time” on my family’s annual deep sea fishing trip. It’s an all-day event where we charter a boat and wake up at the crack of day to spend all day out on the water reeling in fish and having a great time. My kids are still too young to come and I totally look forward to a day out on the boat with my parents, my sister, and other extended family and friends.
Now that I’ve done this for a few years I come prepared. Besides my fishing gear (yep I’m a legit fisherwoman!) I bring a hat, sunglasses, lots of sunscreen, and a good magazine, because a good part of the day is just sitting in the boat enjoying the ride. I usually pick up a PEOPLE or InStyle magazine for my “me time” reading but this time I grabbed the July 14th issue of Sunset magazine when I was doing my weekly shopping trip at Safeway. In big bold print on the front was “Outdoor Entertaining” and I was intrigued. You guys know how much I love grilling and hanging out on the deck with friends and family during the summer. The whole issue of Sunset was packed full of awesome recipes and entertaining ideas that I can’t wait to try out!
In fact, I was so inspired by some of their interesting recipes that I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and try some new flavors when I made dinner this week. I’ve been experimenting with lamb lately and I’m still getting used to what flavors go well with it. Inspired by an article in Sunset, I made a sriracha marinade and coated a leg of lamb in it. Then I threw it on the grill and quickly seared it on each side before letting it cook for about 30 minutes. It smelled so good I couldn’t wait to get it on a plate. Letting it rest for 15 minutes after it came off the grill was tough! I may or may not have cut a small slice off of the end …just to taste! It was amazing. The meat was tender, it didn’t have any of that gamey taste that some people associate with lamb, and the sriracha plus the slight char from the grill gave it this warm, smoky flavor that had just a little bit of a kick to it. There were no leftovers :).
Sriracha Grilled Leg of Lamb
- 2.5 lb Leg of Lamb, , butterflied and trimmed
- 1/2 c Mayonnaise
- 2 cloves Garlic, , diced
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 2 Tbsp Sriracha
- Combine mayonnaise, garlic, salt, paprika, and Sriracha in a bowl then pour into a gallon freezer bag.
- Add Leg of lamb to the freezer bag and rub it with the marinade. Seal the bag and place in refrigerator to marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to 4 hours.
- Remove the lamb from the bag and place it on a 400 degrees F grill. Sear each side for 5 minutes.
- Close grill lid and cook for 30-40 minutes or until the lamb reaches an internal temperature of 130 degrees F.
- Remove from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes. Cut and serve.
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Enjoy your summer reading!