Pick up a boneless leg of lamb from your butcher. Get them to butterfly it for you (basically, they cut it in a way so that you can unroll it into one strip of meat that can be grilled quickly). It's better thinner, because you get a nicer ratio of rub/marinade to meat.
Morning of, prepare the marinade:
½ cup red wine vinegar2 cups extra virgin olive oil1 ½ tsp fresh chopped rosemary leaves1 tbsp sugar30 garlic cloves5 medium shallots, peeled and sliced2 tsp fresh chopped thyme leaves
Chop the herbs. Mix the sugar, oil and vinegar, and pour over the meat, the glorious, beautiful, meat.
Toss the herbs, shallots and garlic on the lamb, and marinate, covered in the fridge, for 6-12 hours.
Flip the lamb a few times during the marinatification. Garlicky delicious smell drives me nuts, I want to gnaw on that raw lamb, but don't! Not time yet.
Before dinner, pull the lamb out of the fridge, wipe off the chunks of herbs and pat down the lamb. Rub the dried off lamb all over with:
1 ½ tbsp garlic powder½ tbsp salt2 tbsp fresh ground black pepper1 tsp cumin1 tsp cayenne
Light the fire, get a decent hot grill (not screaming hot, but pretty hot). While heating up the grill, prepare the glaze:
½ cup honey2 tbsp red wine vinegar¼ cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
Okay, the grilling goes fast, but here we go. Place the meat on the grill, fat side down. If the grill is too hot, you'll have an immediate flareup. Don't use a grill that's too hot. Set a heavy cast-iron pan on top of the lamb to flatten it out.
Grill fat-side down for 15 minutes. Flip, place the cast iron pan on top of the lamb, and grill the other side for 10 minutes.
Brush the glaze on, and grill 2-10 more minutes (depending on how you like it done), flipping twice during the grilling, and brushing more glaze on. Place the lamb on a cutting board that has a bit of extra-virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice drizzled on it. Let rest 10 minutes, slice and serve.
Delish. The marinade/rub/glaze mix makes for a really delicious mixture of flavours. What a nice dinner to make, that doesn't take a ton of time to throw together.