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Leg of Lamb on Egg

Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,228
edited 10:01AM in EggHead Forum
I never did a whole leg of lamb before. Any tips would be great. Do I have the butcher take the bone out for me? Should I get a slicer and slice thin instead of cutting it with a knife/ I'm clueless when it comes to this. Thanks Mark

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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,080
    Here is the way I like to do them. Have the butcher take the bone out.

    http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=626840&catid=1
  • GoodyGoody Posts: 102
    The Big Green Egg has a great looking recipe on page &% that I have been wanting to try. Here it is.

    Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb

    Ingredients

    1 5-6 lb Leg o Lamb (they show it bone-in in the picture)
    5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    20 (1 inch) pcs of Rosemary
    1/4 Cup EVO
    1 tsp Kosher Salt
    1 tsp freshly grnd black pepper

    Equipment

    V-Rack
    Drip Pan

    Setup

    Direct cook with porcelain (standard) grid
    Egg at 300

    Directions

    Take a knife and make 20 (1 inch) cuts evenly all over the lamb. Stuff each cut with a slice of garlic and piece of rosemary. Brush lamb with EVO and season with salt & pepper.

    Place lamb on V-Rack, place rack in drip pan and place on the grid of the Egg. Roast for 2 to 2.5 hours until internal temp reads 140. Pull and let cool for 10 minutes. Carve and serve.


    There are also several that look promising in the recipe section of the forum. Hope this helps and good luck. Hope to see pictures of what ever finished product you end up making.
  • GoodyGoody Posts: 102
    Sorry for the typo. That is the Bog Green Egg Cookbook page 76.
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,228
    Looks like a couple of good recipes. Just been afraid to screw this up since it is an expensive piece of meat. Should I try the local butcher for the meat or like someone said before that Sam's club had nice ones?
  • GoodyGoody Posts: 102
    I think Sam's is fine. I get butts, briskets, and steaks there all the time. Typically save you several bucks a lb. They also sell package racks of lamb in there as well. I actually have a package in the fridge now that I am going to do tonight. I don't remember what they sell the whole leg of lambs for but I got that rack of lamb for $9/lb. I think the same thing at Publix runs $12 - $13. I am sure a butcher would be more than that. My butcher is typically a premium over Publix at least.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    leave the bone in.

    treat it like a regular roast, and pull when 115-120 in the thickest part. that'll give you rare, and there will be plenty of more well-done exterior pieces for those that like them.

    slip slivers of garlic (sliced thin but not too thin :) )under the surface, studded all over. mince some rosemary, and sprinkle that with salt and cracked pepper over the leg, rubbed also with olive oil

    roast indirect at 400-425 until 115-120 internal. it won't take long. how long? i dunno. just not forever.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,279
    rare to med rare center with some good charring on the outside is how i like it best. i sear it directly on the red hot coals and then roast it at around 325 to 350. i dont like to reheat lamb, dont like the flavor reheated so will cut the size of the roast down to fit my needs, maybe kabobs,stew meat, maybe grind some down for pies. hard to beat lamb kabobs with rosemary skewers marinated with some lemon juice, balsamic and some olive oil
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,228
    Thanks for the replies. I think I'm ready. I'll take pics tomorrow. Thanks agin
  • Mark,

    When I wanted to cook my first Leg of Lamb, I went to a friend who grew up in New Zealand and was a great cook. She told me Sam's had the best lamb in this area, to buy a boneless one, and she gave me the recipe that I posted in the Cookbook section on the Forum.

    I have cooked it 2-3 times and it turns out fantastic.

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  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,228
    Looks great. Thanks :)
  • I have done several cooks with rack of lamb. My next venture with lamb will be a leg of lamb. This looks great.
  • Gorgeous pics.......got my mouth watering just looking at it!!
  • Who better to ask about lamb than a New Zealander? :laugh:
  • BigBadgerBigBadger Posts: 461
    Misippi Egger wrote:
    Who better to ask about lamb than a New Zealander? :laugh:

    B) Someone from SaltSpring Island!! B)
  • "Baaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh"
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