Grilled Lamb with Avocado Mint Spread

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Well hello everyone!  Today I have for you a delicious main dish that has been sitting in my un-blogged photo bank for quite some time.  You may ask why have I waited so long to share this? Unfortunately I don't have a good answer to that question!  Especially since I think this is the best lamb dish we have made to date.  Somehow it got bypassed several times and then forgotten!

Psh!

Lets not let that happen again!  The idea actually came from a fellow co-worker.  We have a tendency to talk about food...a lot!  During one of our discussions we got on the topic of lamb.  I had mentioned how we tried lamb several times and that it was alright but I just really want to like lamb the same way that I like beef since I think lamb is a great red meat alternative to beef.  She had said that every time she makes lamb she most commonly grills it.  I thought that was brilliant!

I had never even thought of grilling lamb before.  She also had said how it is good with an avocado instead of feta to kind of balance out that strong lamb taste that it can have.  So, I got to thinking and did a little research on how to season lamb and came up with a grilled lamb paired with an avocado mint spread for on top of the lamb.  Not that the lamb needed it at all though because the meat was that good.  It didn't even have that strong lamb taste that I wished I liked but just can't fully commit to liking it...yet!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 lb cut of leg of lamb (no bone)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 handful mint leaves
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 - 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
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METHOD:
  1. We just have one of those old school Weber charcoal grills. Nothing like propane or anything fancy like that! So, pre-heat your grill. If you're using charcoals light them on fire and wait about 20 minutes until they turn mostly grey.
  2. In a small blender place avocado that had been pitted and removed from outer casing, a handful of fresh mint leaves, lime juice and 1/2 tsp garlic. 
  3. Blend until mixed and set aside in fridge until lamb is ready to serve. 
  4. In a small ceramic dish or bowl mix 1 tsp garlic, rosemary, cumin, coriander, paprika, and salt and pepper. 
  5. Sprinkle half of the mixture into one side of the lamb along with 1 tbsp lemon juice.
  6. Flip lamb over and do the same thing. 
  7. Once grill is ready to go place on the grill for about 5 minutes each or until desired color on the inside. 
  8. While you may be like I once was of having to have absolutely no color on the inside the meat is so much more tender and juicier if you do leave a little color! 
  9. Remove from grill, slice into beautiful pieces and top with avocado spread. 
  10. EnJoY!! 
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