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How to Grill a Boneless Leg of Lamb With Indirect Heat

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Patrick Hutchison has been doing freelance work since 2008. He has worked as a physical therapy aide and as a writer for various websites including Destination Guides and several travel-related companies. Hutchison has a Bachelor of Arts in history and anthropology from the University of Washington.
How to Grill a Boneless Leg of Lamb With Indirect Heat
Boneless leg of lamb is easy to slice and serve. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images

Grilling a boneless leg of lamb is an effective way to impart a unique smoky flavor to the meat, but it is also a preferred method for healthy cooking. Grilling allows fat to drip off and away from the lamb, cutting down calories without sacrificing flavor. Because a leg of lamb is fairly thick, indirect grilling is preferred. With indirect grilling, the temperature is kept low and the lamb is cooked over a long period of time.

Step 1

Cut away any excess fat from the lamb with a sharp knife. Excess fat can cause flare-ups and burn your lamb while on the grill.

Step 2

Prepare your gas or charcoal grill for indirect heat by pushing all the coals to one side or by igniting only half the burners. The key is to create a hot and cold zone on the cooking grate. Aim for an overall grill temperature of around 250 degrees F.

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Step 3

Season your lamb with salt, pepper and any of your favorite seasonings or marinades.

Step 4

Place the lamb on the cool side of the grill, cover and cook until the interior temperature is 145 degrees F. A 3 pound leg of lamb should take approximately 1 1/2 hours to cook.

Step 5

Remove the lamb from the grill and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes. Resting the meat allows the juices to reabsorb into the lamb, preserving tenderness and juiciness.

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