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Nutrition Facts

Calories 399
  Calories from Fat 292 (73%)
(50%)Total Fat 33g
(54%)Saturated Fat 11g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
(20%)Cholesterol 60mg
(16%)Sodium 375mg
(15%)Potassium 512mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(36%)Protein 18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Grilled Lamb Antipasto with Fresh Basil-Rosemary Vinaigrette


  • 2 lamb leg steaks, 1-inch thick

  • 1 red bell pepper, halved

  • 1 green bell pepper, halved

  • 1 red onion, halved

  • 2 6 oz jars, marinated artichoke hearts

  • 1 3.5 oz can pitted olives, drained

  • 3 Tbs peperoncini, thinly sliced

  • 1 large artichoke for garnish (optional)

  • Fresh Basil-Rosemary Vinaigrette2/3 cup olive oil

  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup basil, finely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 Tbs rosemary, chopped

  • 1 Tbs capers

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp seasoned pepper

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  • Grill lamb over medium-hot coals.
  • Cook lamb, bell peppers, and onion four inches from coals for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until desired degree of doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare, 160ºF for medium, or 170ºF for well.
  • Turn vegetables frequently until cooked.
  • Slice lamb and vegetables 1/4-inch thick, set aside.
  • In medium bowl, combine ingredients for vinaigrette: oil, vinegar, onion, basil, rosemary, garlic, capers, salt, and seasoned pepper.
  • Cover and set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine lamb, grilled vegetables, artichoke hearts, olives, and peperoncini.
  • Pour vinaigrette over meat-vegetable mixture; toss gently.
  • Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours; serve.

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