Leg of Lamb Marinade Theo Michaels

Leg of Lamb Marinade | BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb Recipe

Leg of Lamb Marinade for Butterflied Leg of Lamb (perfect for BBQ or Grill)

A good leg of lamb marinade makes all the difference to elevating a gorgeous cut of butterflied leg of lamb from great to the sublime (or at least I think so…)

This humble marinade is paired perfectly with a butterflied leg of lamb opposed to a whole leg of lamb that you might cook in the oven.

For a whole leg of lamb marinade I would tend to go with a dry rub, but for a butterflied leg of lamb a wetter marinade works great.

Obviously it would be utterly remiss of me to bang on about a leg of lamb marinade – specifically a butterflied leg of lamb marinade – without also giving you a recipe for that. As such, if you’ve found this post and have read up to here you probably have a lovely butterflied leg of lamb waiting to be prepared – in that case check out this post on my BBQ butterflied leg of lamb.

As some of you may know, my philosophy on barbecued food is really about letting the glorious flavours of smoke and glowing charcoal do most of the flavour enhancing for you. But like a good bottle of wine compliments your meal, a little nudge in the flavour deparment doesn’t hurt either.

So without further ado – here you go, my leg of lamb marinade (specifically for butterflied leg of lamb).

Butterflied Leg of Lamb Marinade

Ingredients:

125ml olive oil

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

Pinch sugar

1 tsp salt and pepper

10g (small bunch) roughly chopped parsley

Pinch of chilli flakes (optional)

Chopped herbs (thyme, rosemary all work well)

1 clove garlic crushed

Method:

  1. Whack the lot in a food processor and blitz or finely chop and mix together.
  2. Use 2/3 of the marinade to cover the butterflied leg of lamb, reserving the other third to drizzle over the cooked lamb as a dressing.

See my BBQ butterflied leg of lamb recipe for more!

Leg of Lamb Marinade Theo Michaels
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Leg of lamb marinade

Butterflied leg of lamb marinade perfect for barbecuing or grilling.
Course marinade
Cuisine bbq
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 125 ml olive oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 10 g (small bunch) roughly chopped parsley
  • Pinch of chilli flakes (optional)
  • Chopped herbs (thyme, rosemary all work well)
  • 1 clove garlic crushed

Instructions

Method:

  1. Whack the lot in a food processor and blitz or finely chop and mix together.
  2. Use 2/3 of the marinade to cover the butterflied leg of lamb, reserving the other third to drizzle over the cooked lamb as a dressing.

Recipe Notes

See my BBQ butterflied leg of lamb recipe for more!

1 clove garlic crushed

Method:

  1. Whack the lot in a food processor and blitz or finely chop and mix together.
  2. Use 2/3 of the marinade to cover the butterflied leg of lamb, reserving the other third to drizzle over the cooked lamb as a dressing.

See my BBQ butterflied leg of lamb recipe for more!