Kick Off Grilling Season with Lamb Leg Steaks

Kick Off Grilling Season with Lamb Leg Steaks

Kick Off Grilling Season with Lamb Leg Steaks

Ingredients

  • Kick Off Grilling Season with Lamb Leg Steaks
  • Friday, May 22, 2015
  • Kick Off Grilling Season with Lamb Leg Steaks
  • It’s the time to honor our Fallen while we celebrate our Freedom. Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the summer grilling season. It’s a day to balance solemnity with revelry. A day to pay our utmost respect to those who have laid down their lives to defend our freedom and ensure our liberty…we fire up the grill in celebration.
  • Lean, large, and very flavorful – the cross-section through the center of the hind leg – lamb leg steaks are great for grilling. Appropriately kicking off the year’s grilling season with this bold esoteric cut of lamb…as a prelude to an adventurous summer!
  • Grilled Lamb Leg Steaks Recipe
  • For lamb steaks cooked CHARRED-MEDIUM:
  • Marinate lamb leg steaks overnight in a mixture of olive oil, chopped garlic, chopped parsley, and a dry seasoning rub that complements grilled meat. We like one from our butcher – a combination of fine sea salt, granulated garlic, granulated onion, black pepper, oregano, paprika, celery seed, parsley and rosemary.
  • Let the steaks sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before grilling. Season with Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper just before grilling.
  • Fire up the grill to HOT (approximately 600°).
  • Place steaks on the grill and close the lid. Four minutes later, turn them over and grill for another 3 minutes. (Time will vary with different grills).
  • Remove the steaks to a platter and let them rest before serving.
  • This procedure results in steaks with a nicely charred exterior and a juicy pink center. Of course, feel free to adjust cooking times to your liking.
  • Steakhouse-Style Sides for Grilled Lamb Leg Steaks
  • Smashed Potatoes with Scallion Relish
  • Scallion Relish
  • scallions, sliced
  • jalapeños, sliced
  • capers, rinsed
  • olive oil
  • rice wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • Combine scallions, jalapeños, and capers with a splash each of olive oil and rice wine vinegar, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve scallion relish over your favorite smashed potatoes.
  • Simply serve grilled lamb leg steak along with smashed potatoes topped with scallion relish. Nothing else is needed. Except a beer or a nice glass of Malbec.
  • Steakhouse-Style Grilled Lamb Leg Steak, over Lentils, with Chimichurri
  • “Steakhouse-Style” Lentil Recipe
  • 2 carrots, small dice
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 c. plus 1 T. olive oil, divided
  • 2 T. red wine vinegar
  • 1 T. dijon mustard
  • 2 c. cooked lentils
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley, chopped
Read the whole recipe on Taste With The Eyes