Barbecued butterflied leg of lamb with mint &

Yield: 9 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Leg of lamb (5-6 lb)*
¾ cup Balsamic vinegar
⅓ cup Mint jelly
⅓ cup Minced fresh mint leaves
Fresh mint sprigs (opt)
Salt
Pepper
Small pocket bread**

* - boned and trimmed of surface fat ** - or regular pocket bread, cut in half crosswise ======================================================= ============== ===

1. Lay meat boned side up. Slash about halfway through thickest portions, as needed, and pull meat, patting cut edges down, to make the piece relatively even.

2. Place lamb in a 9x13" pan. In a 1½ quart pan over medium-high heat, stir vinegar with ⅓ cup mint jelly just until boiling. Stir in mint and pour evenly over lamb. Cover and chill 2 hours or up to a day. Turn meat over occasionally. 3. On firegrate in a barbecue, with a lid, ignite 50-60 charcoal briquets. When briquets are dotted with ash, in about 30 minutes, spread them into a single layer; scatter 10-12 more briquets over coals. Set grill 5-6" above coals. Lift meat onto grill; reserve marinade. Put lid on barbecue and open vents. 4.Turn meat as needed to brown evenly; baste with marinade. Cook until thickest part of meat is done to your liking; for rare (140' on a thermometer) in center of thickest part, allow about 40 minutes total.

Thinner sections will be well done. 5. Transfer lamb to a platter and let rest 5-10 minutes. Garnish with mint sprigs. Slice meat thin. Season to taste with mint jelly, salt, and pepper. Eat with knife and fork or tuck into pocket bread.

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