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Bone-in leg of lamb

Cooked a 3 1/3-pounder, bone-in, for dinner last night.  Marinated in olive oil with salt, pepper, zest and juice of one lemon, and fresh rosemary, oregano, and thyme from the herb garden.  Indirect at 375*F, drip pan with cheap beer and fresh herbs.  Pulled at 135*F, then FTC'ed for an hour-plus while making the sides.

Here's the roast sliced to the bone, and a shot of the crust:

[Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.


  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,860

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Never done lamb on the egg. Look's great. Must give it a try


    Boerne, TX

  • AcnAcn Posts: 2,541
    Looks fantastic!


    Pikesville, MD

  • JoeMacJoeMac Posts: 17
    I am doing one of these tom, It will be my first one, about what was your cooking time to get it to 135 IT?   

    Thanks Joe.
  • ddeggerddegger Posts: 244
  • @JoeMac:  it was faster than I thought - about 1:30, if I remember correctly.  I only intended to foil it for rest, but ended up having to FTC it because it was done well before dinner time.  I'd give yourself a little more time, just in case, as FTCing it for a bit definitely didn't hurt it.

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
  • JoeMacJoeMac Posts: 17
    Ok well I got it on the egg now, hopefully it turns out edible. Thanks again.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,117
    Yep, I'd definitely hit that. Haven't tried lamb on the egg yet, but I love it, so it won't be much longer.

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  • @JoeMac: my pleasure!  Hope it turns out great!

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,734
    Looks delicious!
  • @JoeMac how did it turn out?

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
  • JoeMacJoeMac Posts: 17
    It turned out ok, I would have liked it a little rarer I cooked to 145 IT, my family doesn't like rare meat. It one the first lamb I ever cooked and only 2nd egg cook so I'm still inexperienced, but ur info helped alot, I couldn't find much info on a bone in lamb cook on the search tool
  • Joe keep in mind that a bone-in will cook quicker because of the bone. 130-135 is a great temp to shoot for if you want medium to med-well due to to the fact that it will gain 10* after you remove from heat. Being new to the egg, I am only trying to help you understand the way that meat cooks even after it is removed- it took me a bit to get this concept. When you F (FOIL) T (TOWEL) C (COOLER) you can gain an extra 6-14* dependent on the meat, the cooler, etc. I recently had a prime rib roast that I removed from indirect heat at 112, seared, then FTC'd and after 1.5 hrs it was at 130, exactly what I wanted. 
    I looked up this because I am cooking a 4 lb boneless leg of lamb (Colorado) Friday for a birthday gift to my father. I will probably do up a wet rub of evoo, pepper, salt, fresh garlic, basil, thyme for a rub, and cook with a fruit wood (apple) until the leg hits 110. Then I will sear with the cast iron BGE grate I got as an early christmas present. Im also cooking cornish game hens and quail legs during this time. It should be fun! 
  • Looks perfect! Nice one.


    Caledon, ON


  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    That doesn't look baaaaaaaad at all

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

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  • that looks fantastic thats going to the top of my to do list !!!
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,192
    JoeMac said:
    ... I couldn't find much info on a bone in lamb cook on the search tool
    May be I'm missing something, I also have trouble searching/finding past info here.  OTOH (sorry Mod) I find the search feature on the other forum works much better for me. For instance, I just searched on 'leg of lamb' with exact-phrase option and came up with many hits, using all-words option will give you even more hits ...


  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    beautiful !!
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,192
    Perfect even pink!
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