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.

Micol Negrin
Recipe by Cooking Light August 2005


Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

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4 servings (serving size: about 2 slices lamb, 4 slices bread, and 2 tablespoons peppers)


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  • 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.

  • Prepare grill.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

207 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 6.6g; saturated fat 1.7g; mono fat 2.5g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 14.2g; carbohydrates 22.3g; fiber 1.9g; cholesterol 37mg; iron 1.7mg; sodium 353mg; calcium 18mg.