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Greek Marinated Leg Of Lamb

This is a classic Greek style rotisserie leg of lamb. A great meal for any occasion or holiday, such as Easter. This leg of lamb is so good you’ll want to celebrate Tuesday with it.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 to 6


  • 3 pound leg of lamb, boned and tied
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste


Mix together everything but the lamb. Place lamb leg in a large shallow baking dish. Pour marinade over leg, making sure to coat every inch. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Preheat grill and prepare rotisserie. Remove leg from marinade and discard the marinade. Tread lamb onto spit and secure tightly. Place on grill over medium to medium low heat and cook until the interior of the meat reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C.), about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

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