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Lamb Tandoori

Lamb Tandoori

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10
Ask your butcher to butterfly the leg of lamb into one large piece. This makes the cut even and allows for relatively quick cooking on the grill.


  • 1 boneless leg of lamb, 3 to 4 lb., butterflied to
      1 1/2-inch thickness
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup tandoori paste
  • Lemon wedges for garnish
  • Naan or other flatbread for serving
  • Raita potato salad potato salad for serving


Season the lamb on both sides with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Place the lamb in a vacuum marinator and add the tandoori paste. Create a vacuum seal and marinate on the tumble setting for 20 minutes according to the manufacturers instructions. When the marinator stops, reset it for 20 minutes more.

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill.

Place the lamb on the grill and cook, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 135ºF for medium, 10 to 12 minutes per side, or until done to your liking.

Transfer the lamb to a carving board, cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut the meat into thin slices, arrange on a warmed platter and garnish with lemon wedges. Serve with naan and raita potato salad. Serves 8 to 10.
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