Rotisserie Boneless Leg of Lamb
This grilled lamb dish is perfect for any formal or holiday occasion. For this recipe, we will be using a lot of lemons, garlic, and fresh herbs. Once cooked, this fantastic lamb is then topped with a flavorful caper dressing. So, break out your rotisserie units, and let's get started.
- 1 boneless lamb leg 3-4 pounds
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Disposable aluminum drip pan
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Juice of 3 medium lemons plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 3 tablespoons fresh oregano roughly chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
for caper dressing:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup vegetable or beef stock
- 1 large shallot finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons dry red wine
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons capers rinsed in water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Make sure to zest the lemon before freeing them of their juices.
- Place boneless lamb leg into a resealable plastic bag and pour marinade over top. Work the mixture into the meat, making sure it is well coated. Seal bag and place into the refrigerator for 8-12 hours.
- Preheat grill for medium heat.
- Remove lamb leg from a plastic bag and discard marinade. Tie roast securely with kitchen twine. Make sure that no part moves for flops around. Thread lengthwise onto the rotisserie skewer (follow manufacturer’s recommendations). Center and secure tightly with the rotisserie forks.
- Season lamb with 1 teaspoon of salt right before placing it on the grill.
- Cook for 1 1/2-2 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F., in the thickest part of the meat.
- Once cooked, using heat resistant gloves, carefully remove the lamb roast from the grill with the fork still intact. Place onto a clean cutting board and tent with aluminum foil. Let rest for 10 minutes.
- While the meat is resting, it is time to prepare the caper dressing. Heat olive oil in a medium pan. Add shallots and cook over medium meat until translucent (2 minutes). Turn up the heat to high and add wine, and stir through. Add broth, lemon juice rinsed capers, and salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and keep warm.
- Remove forks from the roast and cut away kitchen twine. Slice into 1/2” thick slices. Arrange on a platter, top with warm caper sauce, and serve.
Photo credit Sabrina Baksh