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Tiger Ryno
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Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
Results? How Gamey?


Centinel
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South Carolina
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re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
I've roasted (in the oven) a bone-in whole leg, and I've smoked several boneless. I couldn't tell a difference between the two in terms of "gamey-ness", and in both cases it's very mild. Keep in mind most of the gamey taste in lamb is found in the fat.


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Saskwatch
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Feb 2016
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re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
I've smoked one. Bought the boneless leg at Costco. Came out very good. Not very gamey but you knew it was lamb when you ate it.
This post was edited on 4/15 at 12:11 pm


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KosmoCramer
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
They taste good, not gamey.

Don't overcook.

This post was edited on 4/15 at 12:34 pm


BMoney
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2005
14053 posts

re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
Haven't smoked one, but I do want to try that. I've done sous vide on them, and those come out fantastic.


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cave canem
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pullarius dominus
Member since Oct 2012
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re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
No more or less gamey than any other way I have cooked it.

We have it every once in a while as the wife is a Brit and request it.

You did not ask but a tip is it must be wrapped fairly early if you are going low and slow as it tends to dry out, I have found roasting at around 350 works better for me though your use may vary.

Make a nice mint sauce to go along with it.


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puse01
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
If you expect everyone to like the flavor, you will be disappointed. My kids would not touch it. Too gamey....


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GusMcRae
LSU Fan
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Member since Oct 2008
1768 posts

re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
Many times on the green egg. Always fantastic.


Aubie Spr96
Utah Fan
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
quote:

Many times on the green egg. Always fantastic.



Do you have a procedure? I'd love to see it. Bone in, whole leg?


Tiger Ryno
Houston Astros Fan
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Member since Feb 2007
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re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
So I smoked a 5 lb bone in leg of lamb roast yesterday and it came out fantastic.

I followed Malcom reeds procedure. Fresh thyme, rosemary, olive oil and garlic with salt and pepper. Let it sit overnight in the fridge with the herbs.

Smoked on the Yoder at 275 degrees until 140 internal temp. I mopped with red wine vinegar/herb mixture every 20 mins during the smoke. Total cook time was about 2 hr 20 mins. Let rest for 20 and sliced. Served with mint jelly. Was awesome.


al_cajun
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2017
2442 posts

re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
Did smoking it help reduce some of the gamey taste of lamb? I'm not a huge fan of lamb but would be interested in trying this if it reduces the gamey taste.


Tiger Ryno
Houston Astros Fan
#WoF
Member since Feb 2007
92922 posts

re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
The herbs and smoke added some nice flavor but yes, it still tastes like lamb. It came out how I would expect a lamb roast to come out taste wise. Some people just don't like lamb.


Treacherous Cretin
Ohio State Fan
Columbus, OH
Member since Jan 2016
717 posts

re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
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Don't overcook.

And that's easy to do. It cooks fast even on a smoker.


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BRgetthenet
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2011
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re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
You got to have that honey for the money.


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Lookin4Par
LSU Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Jun 2012
1232 posts

re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
I smoke a leg of lamb every few weeks and we love it. Marinate with olive oil, a little acid (OJ or other), rosemary, thyme, garlic & whatever other fresh herb you enjoy. Remove from marinade, pat dry and season the shite out of it with Salt and pepper.

Indirect heat at 250-350. Remove at internal preferred temp, and sear over direct heat until chargrill is achieved.

I personally remove mine at 138-ish and sear over charcoal until a strong crust is formed.

Rest for 25 minutes wrapped in butcher paper and slice to serve with Rosemary garlic butter mash potatoes.

We use leftovers for tacos.


List Eater
Texas A&M Fan
Htown
Member since Apr 2005
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re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
I thoroughly enjoyed all of the pics posted in this thread


Aubie Spr96
Utah Fan
lolwut?
Member since Dec 2009
27784 posts

re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
Any wood preference for this?


NOLATiger71
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Dec 2017
1140 posts

re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
Since you cook lamb often have you ever tried to make beef gyros? I am interested in using lamb to make gyros and have been interested in finding the right blend of seasonings to do this. Will your seasonings you mentioned in your post produce a good lamb gyro?


BRgetthenet
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Lookin4Par
LSU Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Jun 2012
1232 posts

re: Anyone smoked leg of Lamb roast?
You’d have to google Greek seasonings. It doesn’t really taste like gyro.


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