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Should I not marinate my leg of lamb?

bte576 | May 7, 201506:46 AM

I don't know why I do this...I go to make something I've made before and then come across something online that makes me question my planned method!

I made a marinade last night of yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, harissa, garlic and some herbs/spices. I was planning to prep and marinate a boneless leg of lamb tonight for cooking on Friday night.

Saw this article saying that marinading lamb will make it chewy. http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-roast...

I know there are other roast lamb leg posts that comment on marinating, so I believe most on here have thought like me that this is a perfectly normal thing to do! I guess I think of leg of lamb as a meat a little more chewy...so maybe I have been doing this wrong and ordering it at restaurants who do this as well.

I am not willing to completely forego using the marinade I made--it's the flavors I really want--but I am debating if I should just pour it over the meat tomorrow while I let the meat sit at room temp. or perhaps just use a very thin layer of it overnight and then add the rest while it sits before cooking.

Just curious what the chowhound universe thinks on this.

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