Grilled Bread with Tuscan-Style Lamb

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Ask your butcher to cut the leg of lamb into thin slices, or scaloppine (the Italian name for very thin slices of veal). Also, try the lamb over couscous or inside a warm pita.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 2 slices lamb, 4 slices bread, and 2 tablespoons peppers)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 207
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 6.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Protein: 14.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 22.3g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 353mg
  • Calcium: 18mg

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (1-pound) boneless leg of lamb, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (8-ounce) French bread baguette
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced bottled roasted red bell peppers

Preparation

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients, stirring well; place mixture in a large zip-top plastic bag. Cut lamb crosswise into 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices. Place each slice between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound each piece to 1/8-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Add lamb to bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight, turning bag occasionally. Remove lamb from bag; discard marinade.
  2. Prepare grill.
  3. Sprinkle lamb evenly with salt. Place lamb on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 1 minute on each side or until lamb is desired degree of doneness.
  4. Cut baguette in half horizontally. Coat cut sides of bread with cooking spray. Place bread, cut sides down, on grill rack, and grill 2 minutes or until golden. Cut bread into 16 slices. Serve lamb with grilled bread and bell peppers.
Note:

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