A few times a month, I assemble what I call a “platter dinner.” Sometimes it’s premeditated (like this one) and other times it’s literally just filling a big cutting board with all of the odds and ends I find around the kitchen, adding a bread basket and calling it a meal. Either way, it’s one of my favorite ways to eat dinner. It’s low-stress, low-mess and a lot of fun.
While I usually turn to charcuterie and cold cuts for my platter dinners, I wanted to crank things up a notch this time around with a grilled boneless leg of American Lamb. I purchased a boneless leg of lamb and had my butcher butterfly it for me so it would grill quickly for a weeknight dinner. The rich flavor of the American lamb is amazing on its own, but also holds up to sauces and garnishes on a hearty sandwich, too.
Speaking of those sandwiches, let’s talk about the other elements of this platter. I went with two sauces: a zesty feta spread (made with roasted red peppers and tangy feta cheese) and a classic chimichurri sauce (made with lots of fresh parsley and cilantro). Feel free to choose just one sauce, or make it even easier on yourself by simply opening a jar of whole grain mustard. Platter dinners are all about whatever works best for you! I rounded out my platter with a pile of arugula, some thinly sliced red onions, banana peppers, lemon wedges and a loaf of rye bread. With plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day or even another dinner, I couldn’t ask for a better value.
Another element of my platter dinners? A beer pairing, always! After picking up the lamb from my butcher, I headed over to chat with the beer guy about my meal. He suggested a brown ale to pair with this Grilled Lamb Sandwich Platter, as he thought the mild flavor would pair nicely with the slight spice in the sauces as well as the earthy flavor of the American lamb.
Want to create an American lamb platter dinner for yourself? Head on over to the American Lamb Board Grills Gone Wild giveaway where you can vote on your favorite Brews + Ewes grilling recipe and enter for a chance to win the ultimate lamb grilling package! Also, be sure to check out the Grilling Lamb 101 infographic on the American Lamb Board’s website for all the info you need to grill your lamb to perfection.
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For the Lamb and Sandwich Platter:
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