The rich berry flavors of Zinfandel are perfect for lamb! Look for some good value brands - like Laurel Glen "Reds", or Rosenblum California appellation. Argentine Malbec, or Spanish Tempranillo would also work well. Serve the same wine with the lamb too! —Kriti
What You'll Need
cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
fresh rosemary, chopped
fresh thyme, coarsely chopped
dried Greek Oregano
zest of one lemon
crushed red pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, preferably Greek
In a 10" saucepan, bring the wine to a boil and reduce for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool before proceeding with recipe.
Combine reduced wine with remaining ingredients in a plastic bag appropriate for your meat.
Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.
One hour prior to grilling, remove from refrigerator.
Right before placing on grill, remove meat from marinade, pat dry, and season well with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
Grill to 130 degrees for medium rare, 140 for medium. LET IT REST at least 15 minutes before even thinking of slicing.