Rotisserie Leg of Lamb with Chimichurri Sauce


A close up shot of Rotisserie Leg of Lamb.

You have probably had leg of lamb before. But have you ever had Rotisserie Leg of Lamb with Chimichurri Sauce? More specifically, have you had this rotisserie leg of lamb with chimichurri sauce?

 

Well, make this recipe and you will never serve leg of lamb any other way again. Believe me. This combination is pretty much impossible to beat.

 

This recipe starts with a simple yet incredibly flavorful marinade and a whole leg of lamb. The result is fall-off-the-bone tender meat that’s topped off with a bright, tangy, slightly spicy chimichurri sauce.

 

Leg of Lamb Marinade for Rotisserie Leg of Lamb with Chimichurri Sauce

 

First, we make the marinade for our rotisserie leg of lamb with chimichurri sauce, because meat is nothing without a great marinade. Our lamb marinade is made with a mixture of light beer, garlic herb seasoning, fresh garlic, lemon juice, shallot, and olive oil which creates incredible flavor and amazingly tender meat.

 

To make the marinade, simply add all of the ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.

 

Rotisserie Leg of Lamb getting started on the rotisserie.

 

 

The leg of lamb about halfway through cooking.

 

Before marinating, score the outside fat cap of the leg of lamb. Scoring the meat serves a couple of purposes. First, it increases the surface area of the lamb so that more of the meat is exposed to heat for a crispier exterior. Second, it helps the meat absorb flavor from the marinade. Lastly, it helps the leg of lamb keep its shape as it cooks.

 

Next, we marinate! Place the prepped lamb into a food-safe bin, pour the marinade over the top, and place in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours, but ideally overnight. The longer it marinates, the more flavorful it will be!

 

Time to Cook

 

Now, it’s time to cook our leg of lamb with chimichurri sauce. First, pull the lamb out of the marinade and discard the excess marinade. Next, place the leg of lamb onto a rotisserie spike, secure it, and set it aside.

 

Preheat a two zone indirect medium high heat fire to around 350º-375ºF. Make sure that it’s prepped so that the rotisserie cooks on the cool side of the grill or pit. Lower and slower means a more tender texture.

 

The opposite side of the leg of lamb.

 

 

Rotisserie Leg of Lamb ready to be pulled from the fire and served.

 

Add the leg of lamb onto the rotisserie and cook it for 2.5-3 hours or until the internal temperature is around 130º-135ºF. Spritz the meat occasionally with water to moisten and to cool off any spots that are too hot.

 

Pull the meat off the grill and allow it to rest for 20-25 minutes before slicing into it to give the moisture and flavor time to settle. Slice into it too soon and all of those delicious juices will seep out!

 

For other fun ways to cook lamb, check out my Hanging Lamb LegSmoked Leg of Lamb and Lamb Al Asador recipes.

 

Over the Fire Cooking Chimichurri

 

This chimichurri sauce is about to change your life. Chimichurri is a sauce (or sometimes marinade) made using parsley, garlic, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. I made my chimichurri sauce a little bit spicy with the addition of red chili flakes, because sometimes a little extra spice is just necessary.

 

To make the chimichurri sauce, simply mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Let the sauce sit for 10 minutes before serving to give the flavors time to really come together. This sauce is a little bit tangy, a little bit spicy, incredibly flavorful, and exactly what rotisserie leg of lamb needs!

 

For other delicious versions of Chimichurri, check out my Brazilian Steaks with Habanero ChimichurriChimichurri and Cheese Stuffed Picanha and Smoked Sausage Chimichurri Sandwich Recipe.

 

Serve Your Rotisserie Leg of Lamb with Chimichurri

 

And the moment we’ve all been waiting for: serving our rotisserie leg of lamb with chimichurri! Slice up your leg of lamb, top it off with a generous scoop of chimichurri, and dig in!

 

Lamb sliced and topped with the chimichurri.

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Full Length Recipe Video on YouTube!

Rotisserie Leg of Lamb with Chimichurri
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Marinade
4 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 45 mins
 

Rotisserie Leg of Lamb with Chimichurri to feed the whole family!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South American
Keyword: Rotisserie Leg of Lamb with Chimichurri
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: Derek Wolf
Ingredients
Lamb:
  • 1 Whole Leg of Lamb
Marinade:
  • 12 oz of Light Beer
  • 2.5 tbsp Garlic Herb Seasoning
  • 6-8 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 medium Lemons juiced
  • 1 medium Shallot
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
OTFC Chimichurri:
  • ½ cup Parsley chopped
  • ¼ cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 4-6 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Flakes
  • Olive Oil to desired consistency
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a blender, add all the ingredients for the marinade. Blend until smooth. Score the outside fat cap of the leg of lamb, then add to a food safe bin and pour the marinade over top. Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours but ideally overnight.
  2. Next day, pull your lamb out of the marinade and discard excess marinade. Place the leg of lamb onto the rotisserie spike and secure. Set aside until ready to use.
  3. Preheat a two zone indirect medium high heat fire (around 350-375F). Make so that the rotisserie cooks on the cool side of the grill or pit.
  4. Add your leg of lamb onto the rotisserie and cook until it reaches 130-135F internal (around 2.5-3.5 hours). Make sure to maintain consistent heat, and spritz with water as needed to cool any burning spots. Once the lamb has hit temperature, pull off and let rest for 20-25 minutes.
  5. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the OTFC Chimichurri and let sit for 10 minutes to marinate.
  6. Slice up your leg of lamb, top with the chimichurri and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Rotisserie Leg of Lamb with Chimichurri
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 133mg6%
Potassium 649mg19%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 622IU12%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.

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