Photo: Christopher Testani; Styling: Thom Driver 
Active Time
2 Hours
Total Time
10 Hours 40 Mins
Serves 18 (serving size: 3.5 oz. meat and about 1/4 tsp. seasoning)

If you grill over coals, choose natural hardwood charcoal, as Andrew Zimmern does, to infuse meat with smoky flavor. Serve this dish with some of his outstanding homemade flatbread

How to Make It

Step 1

Place lamb in a 2-gallon zip-top plastic bag. Add juice, oregano, 2 tablespoons cumin, and 2 teaspoons salt; rub over lamb. Refrigerate lamb overnight.

Step 2

Puree orange juice, garlic, olive oil, and onions in a blender. Place in a bowl; cover and chill overnight.

Step 3

Combine remaining 2 teaspoons cumin, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a small dish.

Step 4

Preheat grill to medium. Remove lamb from refrigerator; let stand 30 minutes.

Step 5

Place lamb on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cover. Grill lamb over medium direct heat for 1 1/2 hours or until a thermometer registers 135° (medium), turning and basting frequently with onion mixture. Remove lamb; let rest 15 minutes. (Internal temperature of lamb will rise to about 145°, or medium-well.) Thinly slice lamb; sprinkle with cumin mixture.

Ratings & Reviews


July 05, 2016
I was so so impressed by how easy this recipe turned out to be.  It was my first time cooking lamb and I was kind of nervous, lest I should ruin a not-so-cheap cut of meat but it grilled up beautifully and tasted even better.  I will definitely use this recipe anytime I want to impress a crowd or even just impress myself