Asian Barbequed Butterflied Leg of Lamb


Inspired by Mongolian Beef and the Korean short ribs my grandfather always made for special occasions. Have your butcher trim, split, and debone a whole leg of lamb for you. Make the marinade (also good on ribs, or steak, or pork). Marinate overnight. Grill the meat to desired doneness. Slice to serve. We like it wrapped in tortillas or flatbreads with leaves of butter lettuce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs
10 servings


  • cup hoisin sauce

  • 6 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • ½ cup minced green onions

  • ¼ cup mushroom soy sauce

  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 (5 pound) boneless butterflied leg of lamb


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, mix hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, green onions, mushroom soy sauce, garlic, honey, sesame oil, sesame seeds, white pepper, and black pepper. Place lamb in bag, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours, or overnight.

  2. Preheat grill for high heat.

  3. Oil the grill grate. Place lamb on the grill, and discard marinade. Cook 15 minutes on each side, to a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), or to desired doneness. Transfer meat to a serving platter, and allow it to rest for 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

325 Calories
18g Fat
13g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 688mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 392mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.