BLACK FRIDAY SALE: BIG SAVINGS ON SELECT GRILLS – SHOP NOW
Due to Covid-19 Shipping May be Delayed - Learn Morex
Greek Style Roast Leg of Lamb

Jason Fullilove


Greek Style Roast Leg of Lamb

Prep Time

25 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours

Effort
Level of Effort Icon

difficulty
difficulty
difficulty
difficulty
difficulty

Pellets

Oak

Tired of the same old meat grind? Take your taste buds on a trip to the Mediterranean with this roasted leg of lamb. It's a memorable meal that everyone will love.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

    Steps

    • 1

      Using a paring knife, make a series of small slits in the leg.
    • 2

      On a cutting board, mince the garlic, rosemary and oregano with a chef's knife to make an herb and garlic paste. (Alternatively, put the garlic and herbs in a small food processor.) Stuff a small amount of the paste into each of the slits on the leg, driving it into the slit with a spoon handle or other utensil.
    • 3

      Rub the outside of the lamb with the lemon juice, then the olive oil. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
    • 4

      Remove from the refrigerator and let the lamb come to room temperature. Remove the plastic wrap and season the lamb with salt and pepper.
    • 5

      Place the lamb on a rack inside a roasting pan. If desired, line the pan with foil for easier clean-up.
    • 6

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 450℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
      Grill Icon
      Grill450˚
    • 7

      Place the roasting pan directly on the grill grate and roast the lamb for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, reduce the temperature to 350°F and continue to cook until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the meat is about 130°F for medium-rare (about 90 minutes), or longer if you prefer your lamb more well-done. Be sure to steer clear of the bone when taking the temperature.
      Grill Icon
      Grill450˚
      Probe Icon
      Probe130˚
    • 8

      Transfer the lamb to a cutting board and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing on a diagonal into thin slices.
      Grill Icon
      Grill350˚
      Probe Icon
      Probe140˚

    Cooking Notes

    Read recipe notes submitted by our community or add your own notes.

    No notes found.