Best BBQ Lamb Dishes To Have For A Dinner Party

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So you’re planning on barbecuing lamb, but either don’t know where to start or you tired of using the same old recipes. The following list is a compilation of some of the finest BBQ lamb dishes which are best suited for dinner parties.

One of the best things about preparing lamb is you only need salt, pepper and olive oil for seasoning as it tastes great and needs very little help. However, all of the following specific marinades and herb blends were made to fully accentuate the flavor of each dish. Whether you want to make kebabs, chops or an entire leg of lamb, you’ll likely find a recipe you haven’t tasted.

Marinated Leg of Lamb

Ingredients:

  • 5lb butterflied boneless leg of lamb
  • 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp of dried oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 12-inch metal skewers

Directions:

Combine the olive oil, oregano, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add your leg of lamb and make sure it’s completely coated in the marinade. Place a pan under the resealable bag to avoid leaks and place it into the refrigerator for 8 hours. Remove from the fridge just 1 hour before grilling so it can be brought up to room temperature. Discard the marinade and place the skewers inside the leg with about 2 inches of space between them.

Cook on direct heat with moderate heat for a gas grill and medium-high for a charcoal grill. For medium-rare, grill for 8-14 minutes then take it off the grill, remove the skewers, cover it with aluminum foil, and let it rest for 20 minutes. A leg of lamb can be paired with many side dishes and beverages. If you would like more tips on lamb marinades, recipes and cooking techniques click here

Ground Lamb Kebabs

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of ground lamb
  • 1 minced onion
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp of cloves

Directions:

Mix the onion with the spices before you add the lamb to guarantee your spices are distributed evenly without overworking the meat. Shape the meat into sausages and stick the skewers into them.

Lightly brush the grill grates with oil and place the kebabs onto the grill. Do not move or turn them while they are sticking to the grill. Give it time and turn them once they loosen up. These are a great alternative to traditional kebabs and are gluten-free and keto-friendly.

Grilled Lamb Burgers with Mint and Red Pepper Aioli

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp of fresh mint (finely chopped)
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 2 minced cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper
  • 4 pitas or ​hamburger buns

Red Pepper Aioli:

  • 2 red peppers (roasted)
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • The juice from one lemon
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Directions:

Combine ground lamb, onion, bread crumbs, garlic, onion, mint, cumin, black pepper, eggs, and Aleppo pepper. Don’t add the salt yet. Form into 4 equally sized patties and make an indentation in the center of the burger with your thumb and add salt.

Lightly oil your grill, and place on direct heat for 4 minutes per side. Prepare the red pepper aioli by placing the roasted red peppers and mayonnaise into a food processor and blend it. Afterward, add olive oil, lemon juice, and salt to the mixture.

Whether it’s fresh mint or jelly, mint and lamb is a classic pairing and the aioli adds a remarkable flavor to the burgers which should please your guests.

Simple Grilled Lamb Chops

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar
  • 2 lbs of lamb chops
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1 thinly sliced onion
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions:

Combine white vinegar, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, and olive oil until the salt has been dissolved. Add the lamb and coat it with the marinade, and place it into the refrigerator for at least two hours.

When you remove the lamb from the marinade, it’s ok to leave any onions on the meat.

Your grill should be set to medium-high heat and you only need to grill each side for 3 minutes for perfect medium. Adjust the amount of time they spend on the grill to meat your desired doneness. Although simple, this recipe tastes wonderful and can easily be the star of the dinner party.

Rosemary Lamb Chops

Ingredients:

  • 12 loin lamb chops
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 2​ minced garlic cloves

Directions:

Place your chops into a large resealable bag and combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Pour the marinade into the bag and as usual, gently work the marinade into the meat. They will need to marinate in the refrigerator for 3-5 hours. Cook each side on high heat for 5-6 minutes then remove from the grill and allow them to rest for 5 minutes.

Conclusion

So now you have recipes for amazing burgers, leg of lamb, and kebabs and two lamb chop recipes which should have your guests wanting more. The marinades used here can be applied to other cuts if you desire, but always marinate a sample piece and taste to so you can ensure the balance is correct before you serve it to guests. But if you follow these directions, they ought to love the taste of these dishes.

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