Sunday, May 22, 2011

Irish Whiskey Marinade for Lamb

Barbecue season is here. What can we grill tonight to go with those wonderful warm weather salads we keep in the fridge for quick and easy sides? If you enjoy lamb, try this delicious marinade for barbecued lamb chops, lamb cubes, or butterflied leg of lamb.


½ cup Irish whiskey (I used Jameson's)
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup olive oil
1 medium shallot, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbs. honey
1 Tbs. fresh thyme or rosemary, or 1 tsp. dried
1 Tbs. fresh oregano, or 1 tsp. dried
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine marinade ingredients. Reserve ¼ cup of marinade for basting and pour remainder over lamb. Marinate in refrigerator 6-8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Grill lamb to desired doneness, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.