BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Kamikoto Knives by Theo Michaels web

BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb featuring Kamikoto Knives

BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb featuring Kamikoto Knives. 

I’ve made before BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb; but this time I decided to film it; especially since the kind guys at Kamikoto Knives were kind enough to donate a few of their top of the range, hand forged knives for me to play with; the Kanpeki Knife Set (link at the bottom). And play with them I did! In fact I’ve only got 9 fingers left…

BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb – this is such a carnivorous treat and easy recipe to cook on the BBQ which always looks incredibly impressive when served. It doesn’t take much in the way of prep nor garnish; it’s a gorgeous cut of meat and stands up in it’s own right.

 When I BBQ butterflied leg of lamb I keep it simple, serve it rare and always have some flavoured yogurt to go with it.

I’ve got another recipe posted which is pretty similar to this one, but without the video and it also marinates the lamb first – to be honest, I think just a decent hit of salt and pepper is all you really need in terms of prepping your butterflied leg of lamb.

Now let’s talk Kamikoto Knives… they are beautiful, incredibly well made and quite frankly I’m smitten with them. 

You can watch the video below which will guide you through barbecuing your own butterflied leg of lamb and what garnishes to include; it also includes a few great shots of the Kamikoto knives in full swing.

But the lamb…oh my God the lamb.. I like to serve my lamb with a few sides – red onions thinly sliced, bunch of chopped herbs and some chipotle yogurt (just spoon in a tablespoon of chipotle paste into Greek yogurt – done!).

BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb Recipe (serves 6-8)

Ingredients:

1.5kg leg of lamb butterflied (that’s 1.5kg after the bone is removed).

BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb Method:

  1. Make sure your butterflied leg of lamb is up to room temperature and then score the lamb and massage the seasoning into the meat.
  2. Once your BBQ is hot, place the butterflied leg of lamb directly over the coals (ideally a medium high heat), let it sear for 10-20 minutes before turning over and doing the otherside. Watch out for flare ups and watch temperature to avoid burning (you want char – not ash).
  3. Check the meat by cutting into the thickest part to see if it’s done – it will continue cooking once you remove it from the heat so go for just under what you want to serve. Let it rest for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Garnish with thinly sliced red onion, a bunch of chopped herbs, a little squeeze of lemon and throw a few dollops of your chipotle yogurt around (well near the meat).

NOTE: Depending on the size of your BBQ butterflied leg of lamb, how ‘lumpy’ it is and how hot your BBQ is will all affect the cooking time. It’s definitely worth cutting into the largest part of the meat to see how cooked it is…just saying!

Serve with a bunch of delicious side salads that are perfect to make for a BBQ!

Full disclosure: Kamikoto Knives donated the Kanpeki Knife set for the making of this blog post and video – but I love them so happy to show them off!

You can find out more on Kamikoto knives here.

BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Kamikoto Knives by Theo Michaels web
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BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 kg leg of lamb butterflied (that's 1.5kg after the bone is removed).

Instructions

BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb Method:

  1. Make sure your butterflied leg of lamb is up to room temperature and then score the lamb and massage the seasoning into the meat.
  2. Once your BBQ is hot, place the butterflied leg of lamb directly over the coals (ideally a medium high heat), let it sear for 10-20 minutes before turning over and doing the otherside. Watch out for flare ups and watch temperature to avoid burning (you want char - not ash).

  3. Check the meat by cutting into the thickest part to see if it's done - it will continue cooking once you remove it from the heat so go for just under what you want to serve. Let it rest for at least 10 minutes.

Garnish with thinly sliced red onion, a bunch of chopped herbs, a little squeeze of lemon and throw a few dollops of your chipotle yogurt around (well near the meat).

  1. NOTE: Depending on the size of your BBQ butterflied leg of lamb, how 'lumpy' it is and how hot your BBQ is will all affect the cooking time. It's definitely worth cutting into the largest part of the meat to see how cooked it is...just saying!

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