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Herb Marinated Hanging Leg of Lamb
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 30 mins

Herb Marinated Hanging Leg of Lamb is the OG of lamb leg cooks. Crush the backyard cookout with this recipe!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Argentinian
Keyword: Hanging Leg of Lamb
Servings: 10 people
Author: Derek Wolf
Lamb Ingredients:
  • 1 Whole Leg of American Lamb bone-in
Herb Marinade:
  • 1 cup of White Wine
  • ½ of a White Onion cubed
  • 2 tbsp of Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp of Black Pepper
  • 10 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsp of Red Chili Flakes
  • 2 tsp of Oregano
  • 2 tsp of Thyme
  • 2 tsp of Rosemary
  • 2 Lemons juiced
  • 2 tbsp of Oil
  1. Score the outside fat layer of your leg of lamb. In a blender, mix the ingredients for the Herb Marinade until smooth. Place your leg of lamb into a food safe bowl and pour marinade over top. Place in the fridge to marinate for at least 4 hours but ideally overnight. Rotate the leg of lamb every 4-6 hours to marinate evenly.
  2. Preheat your fire to a medium-high temperature of 325F. Place you hanging device (tripod or otherwise) so that the leg will hang about 2 feet away from the fire.
  3. Using a butcher's hook, hook the leg of lamb. Secure the leg to your hanging device with the bone side facing up and with a cast iron skillet underneath to catch fat drippings. Let cook for 1 hour in order to brown. Rotate the leg of lamb around to cook for another hour in order to brown. Once fully browned, continue cooking in 30 minute intervals before rotating. Baste the lamb with the dripping throughout the cook for additional moisture. Cook the leg of lamb until the internal temperature reads 145F. Keep adding wood to maintain temperature.
  4. Once done, pull the leg off the fire and let rest for 15 minutes.
  5. For serving, slice the leg up and serve with vegetables and potatoes. Enjoy!