BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb

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By Tom Parker Bowles

Published 2013

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This is a mighty fine barbecue dish, and very easy to make. Get your butcher to butterfly the leg of lamb. When cooking, ensure the flames don’t roar out of control; this isn’t a Burger King advert. You want grilled meat, not scorched flesh. Rest for at least 10 minutes, then carve into thick slices.


  • 1.5 kg/3 lb 5 oz leg of lamb, butterflied (ask your butcher to do this)


Put the lamb in a big bowl. Mix together the garlic, paprika, vinegar and thyme and rub into the lamb. Drizzle over the olive oil, cover and leave to marinate in the fridge overnight (or for a minimum of 2 hours), turning occasionally.

Take the lamb out of the fridge and allow to come up to room temperature and spark up the barbie. Wait until the flames have died down and the coals are