Barbecue butterflied lamb with grilled lemon & herbs

A platter of sliced meat, a pot of white sauce and grilled halves of lemon on blue bench top , a bowl of salad, green herbs around it.
This barbecue butterflied lamb is easy to prepare and makes a perfect summer meal to share with family and friends.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinating Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 4



  • In a large ziplock bag, mix oil, garlic, mint, oregano, jam, and lemon slices. Season the lamb with salt and pepper and place it into the bag. Leave to marinade in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Preheat the barbecue to medium heat. Take the lamb out from the marinade bag and put it on the barbeque, fat-side down. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until browned underneath. Reserve the lemon slices and garlic.
  • Turn the lamb and cook covered, for a further 15 minutes for medium rare, or longer as desired. A few minutes before lamb is cooked, add reserved lemon and garlic to barbecue. Transfer the lamb, grilled lemon and garlic to a warm platter, cover with foil and rest for 15 minutes.
  • Serve lamb with grilled lemon, garlic, yogurt with mint and a green salad (optional).
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