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Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Barcelona Dill Marinade

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 45 min.
Total: 60 min.
Capers, pimento, and dill pay homage to the distinct flavors of the Mediterranean.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons white wine tarragon vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons capers, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped pimento
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 to 6 pounds American Lamb leg, boned and butterflied


  • In medium bowl, blend olive oil, water, vinegar, capers, onion, pimento, parsley, dill weed, salt and pepper; set aside.
  • In 13 x 9-inch non-metallic dish, place lamb and pour over marinade. Cover and refrigerate, marinating for 4 to 6 hours.
  • To BroilBroil lamb 5 to 6 inches from heat, 35 to 45 minutes or to desired degree of doneness. Turn leg once during broiling time.
  • To GrillCook over medium-hot coals. Grill lamb 6 inches from coals for 40 to 50 minutes or to desired degree of doneness. Turn leg once during grilling time. Check meat internal temperature: 145° F for medium-rare, 160° F for medium, or 170° F for well. Once meat is done cover and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Internal temperature will rise about 10 degrees.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 597
  Calories from Fat 355 (59%)
(61%)Total Fat 39g
(74%)Saturated Fat 15g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
(63%)Cholesterol 190mg
(11%)Sodium 263mg
(23%)Potassium 805mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
(2%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(108%)Protein 54g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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