Spiced Butterflied Leg of Lamb Recipe

Spiced Butterflied Leg of Lamb Recipe

How To Make Spiced Butterflied Leg of Lamb

This easy and simple butterflied leg of lamb recipe serves tender and juicy meat that’s rubbed with coriander and fennel seed, for a fragrant grilled dish.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1tbspcoriander seed
  • 1tbspfennel seed
  • 1tspred pepper flakes
  • coarse salt and ground pepper,as needed
  • lbsleg of lamb,butterflied
  • ¼lemon wedges,grilled, for serving, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine oil, coriander and fennel seeds, red-pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  2. In a shallow dish, coat lamb with marinade. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or refrigerate, up to overnight.

  3. Heat grill to medium-low; lightly oil grates. Grill lamb, covered, for 6 to 8 minutes per side until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of meat registers 130 degrees F for medium-rare.

  4. Remove from grill. Tent with aluminum foil; let rest 5 minutes.

  5. Thinly slice lamb, and serve with lemon wedges, if desired. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 426.01kcal
  • Fat: 31.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.52g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.72g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.97g
  • Fiber: 1.31g
  • Sugar: 0.09g
  • Protein: 31.88g
  • Cholesterol: 115.67mg
  • Sodium: 420.26mg
  • Calcium: 42.67mg
  • Potassium: 490.78mg
  • Iron: 3.47mg
  • Vitamin A: 2.80µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.86mg
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