butterflied leg of lamb

butterflied leg of lamb

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 60 minutes
ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes

makes: 6 servings


  • 1 leg of lamb, 4-5 lbs, boned and butterflied
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups grapes

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Combine Italian dressing, pineapple juice, garlic and hot sauce.
  2. Place lamb leg in glass dish or plastic bag, add marinade, turning to coat. Cover tightly and marinate in refrigerator 3-4 hours. Remove from marinade, reserve marinade.
  3. Thread 2 long metal skewers through lamb to secure and facilitate turning roast.
  4. Place lamb leg on grid over moderately hot coals and grill to desired degree of doneness, 150°F for medium rare and 160°F for medium well. Allow 40-60 minutes total cooking time depending on doneness desired. Turn leg several times during cooking. Combine reserved marinade with barbecue sauce. Heat to boiling.
  5. Brush leg with sauce during last 10 minutes of cooking time. Garnish with grapes.

per serving: 220 calories, 11g total fat, 75mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 6g carbohydrates, 24g protein