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Grilled Lamb With Yogurt Mint Sauce

Type: Lamb
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 5 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 40g / 1.4ozCoarsely-chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup 20g / 0.7ozCoarsely-chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozCoarsely-chopped yellow onion
2   Garlic cloves - finely minced
1/2 tablespoon 7.5mlFreshly-ground black pepper
  Grated zest and juice of 1 1/2 lemons
1/2 cup 118mlOuzo
  = (or other liquorice-flavored liqueur)
1/4 cup 59mlOlive oil
1/2 tablespoon 7.5mlKosher salt - or to taste
4 lbs 1816g / 64ozBoneless leg of lamb - cut filets or
1 cup 237mlPlain yogurt
1/3 cup 13g / 0.5ozFinely-chopped fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon 5mlPaprika
  Grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt

Recipe Instructions

In a bowl, combine all of the marinade ingredients and let stand for 15 minutes. Place the lamb in a large casserole dish and rub the marinade over all surfaces. Let marinate for at least 4 hours at room temperature.

Make the sauce in a bowl by combining all the ingredients. Whisk to mix well, then refrigerate until ready to use.

Grill the lamb until cooked well through, at least to 135 to 140 degrees internal temperature, basting well with the marinade.

To serve, place on platter and serve with the yogurt-mint sauce for diners to top as they desire.

This recipe yields 5 to 6 servings.

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