My first Leg of Lamb (and Cornish Game Hen)

Discussion in 'Lamb' started by x0xsaywhutx0x, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. I've started my first Leg of lamb and cornish game hen.  The hen I threw in a brine for about 2 hours, then I put on a herb rub on both.  Threw them on the smoker at 225F with apple chips and a little bit of hickory.  They've been cooking for about 2 1/2 hours now and the bird is at 144 and the lamb at 131F.  I've never had a cornish game hen before and it's been about 10 years since I've last had lamb, so hopefully all turns out well.

  2. Here is the finished product!  I don't remember what time they finished but took about 3 1/2 to 4 hours.  The lamb was good, but now I remember why its been so long since I had it, was never a big fan.  The cornish game hen turned out great though!  Will definitely be making that again!  Loved the rub I threw on too, really compliments it well!

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  3. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    I understand about the leg o lamb. Every now and then you get a wild hair and give it a try, then you remember why you don't do it more....Must be an acquired taste.
    The bird looks great, though!
    Points for the browned bird..
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you had the lamb and the cornish hen were in the same brine, the lamb should be cooked to 165 deg. F to kill the chicken pathogens...
  5. I only brined the hen. I cooked that to 165 and the lamb to 140.
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  7. smokinal

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

    Well they both look pretty good to me!

    Nice job!


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