Herb Marinated Hanging Leg of American Lamb - Superior Farms

Herb Marinated Hanging Leg of American Lamb


June 20, 2022

Recipe provided by Over The Fire Cooking | Outdoor Cooking & Campfire Recipes, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Herb Marinated Hanging Leg of American Lamb | American Lamb). Recipe prep time: 4hours to marinade + 30 mins to prepare.

  • Prep: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs



1 Whole leg of American Lamb, bone-in

Herb Marinade

1 cup White wine

1/2 White onion, cubed

2 tbsp Sea salt

1 tbsp Black pepper

10 cloves Garlic

2 tsp Red chili flakes

2 tsp Oregano

2 tsp Thyme

2 tsp Rosemary

2 Lemons, juiced

2 tbsp Oil


1Score the outside fat layer of your leg of lamb. In a blender, mix the ingredients for the Herb Marinade until smooth. Place your leg of lamb into a food safe bowl and pour marinade over top. Place in the fridge to marinate for at least 4 hours but ideally overnight. Rotate the leg of lamb every 4-6 hours to marinate evenly.

2Preheat your fire to a medium-high temperature of 325F. Place you hanging device (tripod or otherwise) so that the leg will hang about 2 feet away from the fire.

3Using a butcher's hook, hook the leg of lamb. Secure the leg to your hanging device with the bone side facing up and with a cast iron skillet underneath to catch fat drippings. Let cook for 1 hour in order to brown. Rotate the leg of lamb around to cook for another hour in order to brown. Once fully browned, continue cooking in 30 minute intervals before rotating. Baste the lamb with the dripping throughout the cook for additional moisture. Cook the leg of lamb until the internal temperature reads 145F. Keep adding wood to maintain temperature.

4Once done, pull the leg off the fire and let rest for 15 minutes.

5For serving, slice the leg up and serve with vegetables and potatoes. Enjoy!