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Healthy Grilled Lamb is an outdoor grilling recipe for a “Leg of Lamb” using a gas grill. and smoked with apple wood chips. NOTE: It requires at least (4) Hours of marination time and is well-seasoned with black pepper, salt, fresh mint and garlic. This would be a great option for a holiday gathering, such as Easter, Christmas and/or New Year’s Day. Marinade ingredients: lemon juice, garlic, anchovies and fresh mint leaves.  It contains 0 grams of carbohydrates and 0 grams sugars making it a very-healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (5 pointsPlus. recipe. This will pair well served with green beans as an option. Healthy Grilled Lamb will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: About 30 Minutes.
Marination Time: 4-24 Hours.
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick Cooking Spray
1 (3-pound) boneless leg of lamb, butterflied, trimmed
1 Tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
1 cup fresh mint leaves, torn, divided
6 Tbsp olive oil, divided
6 garlic cloves, minced
4 anchovies, chopped
1 cup applewood chips

DIRECTIONS:

1. Sprinkle lamb evenly with salt and pepper; let stand 10 minutes. Combine lemon juice, 3/4 cup of mint, 1/4 cup of 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.

2. Coat a grill rack with cooking spray. Prepare grill for indirect grilling, turn one side to high (if using a gas grill and other side to medium). Add in the wood chips and replace rack on the grill.

3. 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.

4. To serve: 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. Serving Suggestion: Serve with green beans if desired.

Yield: 12 Servings.
Serving Size: (3 oz.) per serving.

Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 0

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 188, Total Fat: 9.6g, Saturated Fat: 3.2g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 310mg, Sugars: 0g, Carbohydrates: 0g, Fiber: 0g, Protein: 23g

Original recipe and image from CookingLight. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/dads-grilled-leg-lamb

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