Lamb is one of those cuts of meats where you either love or hate it. Luckily for my family, we love it! Most people who hate lamb say it’s because of it’s overwhelming aftertaste or smell. The preparation of lamb is pretty important. One of our favorite ways to serve lamb is grilled, either skewered or straight up, like with this Grilled Yogurt Marinated Leg of Lamb.
Yogurt? As a marinade?
Yogurt makes a fabulous marinade for any cut of meat. It not only adds great flavor, but it also tenderizes the meat. We use yogurt to marinate chicken, beef, and yes, even lamb.
Seasoned with mint, basil and even oregano, you can picture yourself on the Mediterranean and feasting on this meal. I like to serve it rustic style, with fresh herbs, flat bread, mast-o khiar (yogurt with cucumbers) and with pickles and olives. We sit together, tearing off pieces of bread, make little sandwiches filled with herbs and dipped in yogurt.
My husband felt like a king, while he savored each bite.
“This is so GOOD!”
There was only a little drama at the dinner table when the hubby innocently teased our 6-year old future veterinarian/princess that she was going to eat Lamby tonight. Some tears were shed. I reassured her we were eating an ugly, mean lamb. Please animal rights activists don’t hate me. We are an omnivorous family.
And we love lamb.
You can find the recipe here for Grilled Yogurt Marinated Leg of Lamb.