Friday, July 15, 2011

Grilled Thai Leg of Lamb

1 13-1/2-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup snipped fresh basil
1/2 cup snipped fresh mint
1/2 cup sliced green onions (about 4)
1 tablespoon finely shredded lime peel
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon red curry paste
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1-1/2 teaspoons coarse salt or 1 teaspoon salt
1 3- to 3-1/2-pound boneless lamb leg, rolled and tied

Directions
1.For sauce, in a bowl combine coconut milk, basil, mint, onions, lime peel and juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, curry paste, 1 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper. Set aside. For rub, in a bowl combine ginger, garlic, salt, and 1 teaspoon ground black pepper. Untie and unroll lamb.Using flat side of meat mallet, pound lamb to an even thickness (1-1/2 to 2 inches thick). Rub ginger mixture over lamb. Place in large sealable plastic bag set in shallow dish. Add 1/2 cup of the sauce. Seal bag; turn to coat. Refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce.

2.Remove meat from marinade. To keep meat from curling, insert 2 long metal skewers through meat forming an X. To grill, arrange medium coals around drip pan. Test for medium-low heat above pan. Place meat on rack over pan. Cover; grill 50 to 60 minutes or until instant-read thermometer registers 135 degree F for medium-rare. Let chilled sauce stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Remove meat. Cover with foil; let stand 15 minutes. (Temperature will rise 10 degrees.) Thinly slice meat against grain; serve with sauce. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

2 comments:

Deb W said...

Leg of lamb....yummmmmmm....in any form, but so expensive! Unless you grow your own!

Somerhill said...

I sell lamb leg steaks at the market that could be fixed the same way - $6 per pound, so a steak would cost you about $3. Or lambchops could also be used - mine are $7 per pound.

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