How To Grill Lamb
Learning how to grill lamb will not only help impress your date, you can also use the skill to treat yourself with a tasty dinner at home. With the suitable equipment and a nice piece of lamb, you will be able to grill lamb to perfection in no time. So read on to learn how you can prepare a classic lamb dish.
To grill lamb, you will need:
- One five-pound whole lamb leg (must be boneless)
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- A basic marinade (six cloves of garlic, one cup olive oil, a half-cup fresh herbs, one teaspoon red pepper flakes)
- A barbecue grill
- Grill utensils
- A cooking thermometer
- Trimming. Before you grill lamb, you first need to trim the lamb of excessive fat to prevent smoke. If the lamb leg is thicker than two inches, try flattening it with a meat mallet. Remember to only use the flat side of the mallet because you don't want your lamb to be uneven.
- Marinade. Mix the ingredients for a basic marinade in a big bowl. Put that on the lamb leg and wrap it in plastic wrap for at least 24 hours. This step is extremely important if you want to grill lamb that will impress all your friends and your date.
- Seasoning. After the lamb has been refrigerated with the marinade, you can now remove the wrap and season the lamb with salt and pepper. Remember to do it on both sides to make sure that the lamb will turn out to be flavorful.
- Preparing the grill. While the lamb is soaking up the flavor of the seasoning, you can now prepare the grill. To grill a lamb chop, the heat should be moderate. You can heat up the grill first, then gradually turn the heat down.
- Grilling the lamb. The final step to grilling lamb is, of course, placing the lamb chop at the center of the grill! If your lamb chop is thin, it should be cooked in less than ten minutes. Make sure that the heat is even when you grill the lamb chop.