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Grilled Lamb with Salsa Verde

Smokey, charry grilled lamb with fresh mint is a springtime treat.

Grilled Lamb with Salsa Verde



Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 1/4 cup salted capers (soaked for 30 minutes, drained, coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup olive oil (preferably extra-virgin)
  • 2 teaspoons dried crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 4 1/2 to 5-pound butterflied boned lamb shoulder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the capers, parsley, scallions, mint, lemon juice and peel, olive oil, and 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes until blended. Whisk in 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Set the salsa verde aside.
  2. Place the lamb in a 15 by 10 by 2-inch glass baking dish. Rub the minced garlic, remaining 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes all over lamb. Pour 1/2 cup of salsa verde over the lamb, turning the lamb to coat evenly. Use immediately, or cover the dish and remaining salsa verde separately with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day.
  3. Spray the grill rack with nonstick spray and prepare the barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill the lamb until a meat thermometer inserted into the thicker parts registers 130°F for medium-rare, turning occasionally, about 40 minutes. Transfer the lamb to a work surface and let rest 15 minutes.
  4. Cut the lamb across grain into thin slices. Arrange the lamb slices on a platter. Serve the remaining salsa verde alongside.



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
4 grams
36 grams
76 grams
Saturated Fat
24 grams
153 milligrams
782 milligrams
1 grams
1 grams
dairy free
gluten free
nut free

1 comment

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    Kathleen Engelman

    I’ve been making this recipe for years. I use any large gathering as an excuse to make it, I use the Costco boneless lamb and pound it out so it’s fairly uniform in thickness. I like to marinade the meat overnight or at least all day. So good on the grill. Even those who are not lamb eaters will enjoy this.

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