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12 Days of Christmas Recipes… Day 7 – Bill’s Grilled Lamb

12 Days of Christmas Recipes… Day 7 – Bill’s Grilled Lamb

Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas shares it’s day with my father, Bill who turns 90 today! Yes 90!!! Not only is he turning 90, but he is also an amazing home chef. This Grilled Lamb recipe is one of my Dad’s favorite recipes. Hopefully you can grill this Christmas and share this recipe with your family.

Bill’s Grilled Lamb

By author Bill via Dish Ditty


  • 1 Large Leg of Lamb (Boneless and trimmed)
  • 3 Juice from Lemons
  • 1 cup Dry Vermouth
  • 1 bunch Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 bunch Fresh Oregano
  • 4 tablespoons Garlic (Minced)


Note: We always try to use Australian or New Zealand lamb because they are more tender than American or Canadian lamb. If you only have American lamb, select the smallest available.


Step 1
Marinade Lamb
In large bowl, mix all ingredients except lamb together and set aside.

Now it’s time to prepare the lamb. One of the biggest mistakes made when grilling lamb is leaving the fat on it. In other types of meat like pork or beef, the fat will add flavor to the roasts. When dealing with lamb, the fat is where the “gamey” taste comes from. So start by trimming off all the fat you can find and if there is a natural separation to the roast, separate it and remove that excess fat. Cut the lamb into medium sized chunks so that it can be grilled. Try to keep the roasts at less than three inches high.

Place the lamb in the marinade and leave on counter for about 1 hour. Heat grill first and grill until your desired temperature. Remove from grill and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice and serve. YUM!

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My Dad, Bill, is a great home chef. Growing up in a family of six, my mom cooked for an army and was able to prepare fast, cheap, and still delicious meals for a crowd. Any time you see a recipe with “Cherri” in the title, that’s one of my mom’s recipes.

A little different from my mom, my father liked to try new things in the kitchen, especially after he retired and had some time. Now, at 90, he still gets in there and tries out new recipes and creates his own. This is his Grilled Lamb Recipe and it is absolutely mouth watering.

Bill’s Grilled Lamb Recipe by Dish Ditty Recipes
Bill’s Grilled Lamb Recipe by Dish Ditty Recipes

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