An adventure with a leg of lamb

Discussion in 'Lamb' started by jacobtia, May 23, 2011.

  1. Ok folks here is how I started this adventure......

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    I made a marinade of red wine, mined onion flakes, oregano, evoo, and garlic.

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    I applied the minced onion, oregano, and garlic and then sent the leg to a bath of cabernet savegnon(I doubt the spelling is correct LOL)

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    The leg spent the night in the fridge. The next morning it got a rinse. Next, I made slits in the meat and poked in fresh garlic cloves.

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    Take note of the fact that I used a whole bulb of garlic(this comes into play later in this adventure).

    After the cloves were poked in. I mixed up a semi-pesto of fresh oregano, salt, fresh ground pepper, and evoo.

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    I had the smoker rollin' steady at 229 with charcoal and pecan chips.

    I usually put a bed of briquette's down in my chimney. This keeps the small pieces of lump from falling through the bottom. Thus the two bags of charcoal in the background.

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    After it went on I let it ride for 2 hrs. then added some ABT's.

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    I pulled the lamb when it hit 140*, wrapped it in foil and put it to rest in my electric roasting oven. The cooler was full of beer. So, after a little rest and some tasty ABT's. It was time for dinner! I monitored the temp during the rest and it went to 150* then settled back down to 145*.

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    WOW! That was fun! I had great smoke penetration and I was happy to see the nice smoke ring! The meat was super tender and juicy! I decided to serve it up Greek style on a gyro, cucumber salad, and my wife's homemade mac n cheese. 

    Here is where the whole bulb of garlic comes into play!

    Damn that meat was over powered by garlic!

    Don't get me wrong I LOVE GARLIC! But, I think I went a little over board on this one! Needless to say I wasn't a huge fan of the end result!

    If I try another leg of lamb, I will only marinate it over night and never ever will I put garlic cloves into the meat!

    Notes taken! Lesson learned!

    GO EASY ON THE GARLIC BROTHER!!!!

    Anyway, I had fun and it was an awesome Sunday! Hope you enjoy and maybe the next guy doesn't make the mistake I made!
     
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looked great! Maybe put the garlic in the pesto mix next time? Gotta have some, don't ya? :)
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Your lamb looked delicious. I would definitely do it with the whole bulb. We love garlic around here. We use 16-18 cloves in a shrimp fettichini recipe for two. Excellent Q-view too.   [​IMG]
     
  4. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love lamb and this one looks good

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  5. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Most excellent Lamb! looks delicious

    Lamb is one of my favorite things to smoke

    great Q view!
     

  6. Agreed on the garlic in the pesto mix. But for me the gloves in the meat were way to strong.
     

  7. Thank you Al!
     

  8. Thank you Lar!
     

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