Grilled Leg of Lamb with Red Currant Mint Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

Pack this easy marinated lamb for a quick-cooking and satisfying summer dinner with friends. This recipe is terrific for using that overeager mint in your garden.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2006

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp/5 mL dried
  • 1 leg of lamb
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Red Currant Mint Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup red currant jelly
  • 1/3 cup chopped packed fresh mint leaf
  • 2 tablespoons port wine optional
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Method

In large glass bowl, combine vinegar, oil, garlic and thyme; add lamb, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Or freeze in freezer bag for up to 2 weeks; thaw in refrigerator.)

Red Currant Mint Sauce: In food processor, blend jelly, mint, port (if using), vinegar, salt and pepper. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.)

Remove lamb from marinade, discarding any excess; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until meat thermometer registers 145°C (63°C) for medium-rare, 25 to 35 minutes, or until desired doneness.

Transfer to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain. Serve with sauce.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 10 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 157 mg
  • Protein 23 g
  • Calories 191.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 84 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 0.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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