Barton Seaver likes to serve this to his own family with turnips glazed with brown sugar, vinegar, and butter. Haricots verts also make a good companion. Look for a boneless, butterflied leg of lamb, preferably Colorado or Icelandic, and trim any excess fat.

Barton Seaver
Recipe by Cooking Light March 2016


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

30 mins
5 hrs
Serves 12 (serving size: 3 ounces)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle lamb evenly with salt and pepper; let stand 10 minutes. Combine juice, 3/4 cup mint, 1/4 cup oil, garlic, and anchovies in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add lamb to bag; toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours, turning occasionally.

  • Remove grill rack from grill; set aside. Prepare grill for indirect grilling, heating one side to high (if using a gas grill, heat other side to medium). Add wood chips directly to flames. Coat grill rack with cooking spray; place grill rack on grill.

  • Remove lamb from marinade; discard marinade. Add lamb over hot side of grill. Cover and grill 8 minutes or until lamb is lightly charred. Turn lamb over, and place on cooler side of grill; cover and grill 4 to 6 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from grill; let stand 15 minutes. Cut lamb across the grain into thin slices; place on serving platter. Drizzle slices with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil; sprinkle with remaining mint leaves.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; fat 9.6g; saturated fat 3.2g; mono fat 4.8g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 23g; cholesterol 76mg; iron 2mg; sodium 310mg; calcium 12mg.