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Leg of lamb - need input

BrianBrian Posts: 73
edited 7:00AM in EggHead Forum
I cooked a leg of lamb yesterday - about 4 lbs (fresh) - 350 degrees and used a lot of smoke. The result (taken off medium) was rather tough and the smoky flavour maksed the true flavour of the lamb. Where did I go wrong - too much smoke ??? Too high a tempature ???[p]Brian

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  • MarvinMarvin Posts: 515
    Brian,
    I don't know specifically what happened, but the smoke did not cause the toughness. To me, lamb has its own wonderful flavors, and smoke would definitely alter or hide them. At what temp did you remove the meat? Cooking at 350 should have been fine along with stopping at a meat temp of 135. Did you do anything else to the meat before cooking?

  • BrianBrian Posts: 73
    Marvin, Prior to cooking I seasoned it up with garlic and rosemary etc - no marinating. You are right re the smoke in respect to the taste, it really didn't need the smoke. I cooked it direct on a v rack. [p]Brian [p]
  • MarvinMarvin Posts: 515
    Brian,
    To what internal temp? Direct cooking should require you to roll that leg around to get it evenly cooked. We cook all lamb, except chops and rack - which are cooked hot-n-fast, only indirectly to an internal temp of 135.

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