Bone-in Rosemary and Garlic Grilled Leg of Lamb Recipe

Bone-in Rosemary and Garlic Grilled Leg of Lamb Recipe

Bone-in Rosemary and Garlic Grilled Leg of Lamb Recipe

This Bone-in Rosemary and Garlic Grilled Leg of Lamb recipe is a very easy and flavorful recipe. The total cooking time is roughly 1.5 to 2-hours, and it produces very tender lamb that is accentuated by the garlic and rosemary.


1 6-pound bone-in leg of lamb
1 tablespoon olive oil
8-10 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
4-6 sprigs tablespoons of fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon black pepper


1. Pat the lamb dry with paper towels and make 8-10 holes (insertions) into the lamb with a paring knife. (make sure that they are big enough to insert garlic into each hole.)
2. Rub the top of the lamb with olive oil.
3. Insert garlic and rosemary sprigs into the holes that were created on the top of the lamb.
4. Place lamb in a large dish and cover with plastic wrap.
5. Place in refrigerator for 2-8 hours.
6. Take the lamb out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 1-hour.
7. Salt and pepper the lamb and place on the grill over indirect heat for 1.5 to 2 hours (you want an internal temperature of 135 degrees for medium rare.) **You can grill your lamb around 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit.
8. Once the lamb is done, rest for 15-20 minutes on a cooling rack placed on top of a cookie sheet so that the juices can be reserved.
9. Carve the lamb and use the juices to drizzle over the meat in order to keep it moist.

Wine Pairings:

We preface all of our wine pairing suggestions by letting you know that it’s really a matter of personal taste. While we do offer our opinions and why we selected a specific varietal, there is no right or wrong answer when pairing a wine with your dinner.

Pinot Noir Wine

This Garlic and Rosemary Leg of Lamb recipe is very robust and flavorful. Given the fact that lamb can be rich, I would pair it with a nice light Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir wines are generally lighter red wines without much oak. I feel that the dark cherry, unoaked flavors of a Pinot Noir would compliment the bold flavors of the lamb, garlic and rosemary. Follow the link to our wine review site to find our favorite Pinot Noir

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