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Greek-Style Leg of Lamb

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 30 minutes
    •    Cook time: 5 hours and 45 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •   1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    •   1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
    •   1 garlic clove
    •   2 dill sprigs
    •   2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
    •   1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
    •   1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    •   2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, in one piece
    •   Salt and freshly ground pepper

Method: In a blender, puree the oil, onion, garlic, dill, lemon juice, zest and oregano. In a baking dish, pour the marinade over the lamb and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 1 hour before cooking. Light a grill. Scrape off the marinade and season the lamb with salt and pepper. Grill over moderate heat for 28 minutes, turning once, until medium-rare. Transfer to a surface and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice the lamb against the grain and serve.

This great family recipe is thanks to FOOD&WINE Recipes at


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