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Butterflied Lamb Leg

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Butterflied Lamb Leg is a popular cut that is great during the colder months for roasts and, when it warms up, making the perfect BBQ meat.

THE CUT

The main reason for opening, flattening and de-boning the leg is to cook faster. Because of its uneven thickness, it is a crowd-pleasing cut, with the thinner components being more textural and the thicker parts being tender and succulent, suiting all individual preferences.

HOW TO COOK

The flat boned leg can be roasted on a rack at a moderate to high temperature, or barbecued or grilled.

If choosing to roast, place the leg, cut side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Fan-bake at 180°C to 200°C for 15 minutes. Turn lamb skin side uppermost and fan-bake for approximately 15 more minutes, to the desired degree of doneness. Allow at least 20 minutes resting before carving across the grain.

When using a barbecue, for ease of handling the leg, run two or three large metal skewers horizontally through the leg before cooking. Barbecue the lamb over steady, low heat, turning it every 10 minutes or so, basting if you wish. A small leg may need 30 to 35 minutes, a larger, thicker leg, up to 40 or 45 minutes. Do not overcook, and remember to allow plenty of resting time before carving.