SMOKED LAMB

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Leg of Lamb (deboned and butterflied, ask your butcher to do this for you)
  • 150ml Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 150ml Olive oil
  • 10ml Garlic, chopped
  • 5 twigs Rosemary
  • 30g Paprika
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 250ml Wood chips
  • 150ml White wine

METHOD

3 days before cooking

  • Take a large plastic Ziploc bag and place the lamb inside.
  • Add the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and rosemary and seal the bag. Try to get most of the air out.
  • Massage the meat in the bag to ensure it is well covered by the marinade and then refrigerate.
  • Take out the bag once a day to massage and refrigerate.

Day of preparation

  • Remove from the fridge about 2 hours before cooking to allow the meat to get to room temperature.
  • Prepare an indirect fire with 25 briquettes on each side and burn for about 35min until the briquettes are grey.
  • Remove the lamb from the bag and allow the marinade to drip off as much as possible.
  • Season with salt and pepper and then try to coat the lamb with an even layer of the paprika.
  • Soak the wood chips in the wine and drain just before cooking.
  • Sprinkle half of the wood chips directly onto the fire and place the lamb in the middle of the grid.
  • Close the lid and cook for 30min before adding the other half of the wood chips.
  • Cook for a further 40 – 50min (depending on the weight of the meat). The best is to test the core temperature with a
  • thermometer.When the core temp is 60-65C you should have a light pink in the middle. I don’t suggest cooking this over 70C if you like your meat more well-done.
  • Leave the meat to rest for 5-10 min before slicing.

The intense flavour of the smoked paprika together with the flavours from the marinade makes this perfect for any occasion.

COOK’S TIP:
Always cook your meat from room temperature as it will cook much more evenly.

PREP TIME

Prep time: 20 min
Marinating time: 3 days
Grilling time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves: Work on about 200g raw, deboned weight
per person for a main meal.

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