good rubs for lamb?

Discussion in 'Lamb' started by boblloyd91, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. boblloyd91

    boblloyd91 Fire Starter

    I'm going to be giving lamb a try in the smoker/grill in the near future, and was wondering what some good rubs would be for lamb
  2. I like crushed garlic, oregano, and olive oil.
  3. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not really a rub but I like lamb chops brushed with honey+mustard+evoo+chopped fresh rosemary when grilled.
  4. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lemon,EVO,garlic,rosemary,salt ,pepper.

    If you want to bit towards left field, chermoula which is Turkish /North African.

    My version, process  equal amounts fresh,cilantro,mint,parsley, garlic, cumin powder,coriander powder ,paprika, chilli,cbp ,salt ,lemon zest & juice ,EVO. I use big bunches of herbs ,so I upscale accordingly maybe 4 fat cloves of garlic, level tabs spice,careful with the cumin .Sometimes a touch of fenugreek as well.

    Leave lamb in the mix for a couple of hours.Works well on a butterflied leg ,grilled over charcoal. Very street food ,market stall style of cooking.
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  5. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like to rub with EVOO then sprinkle with salt and pepper. I then peel and halve about 10-12 garlic cloves. I make a knife slit and stuff the garlic into the slits. Then I take 4 or 5 rosemary twigs and tie them to the lamb. Watch the IT and take off and rest at the right temp and you are golden.
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Personally I love the taste of grilled lamb.

    Just a little salt & pepper is just all we use.

  7. boblloyd91

    boblloyd91 Fire Starter

    What's EVOO?
  8. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    rosemary and SPOG.

    If I marinate I like a red wine and olive oil base.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  10. I use olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and minced rosemary . Mix all ingredients to make a paste. Just add the oil till you get the paste.
  11. Try this one for an indian based rub for lamb and chicken
    • 6 inch piece ginger  chopped
    • 8 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
    • 2 tbsp each of turmeric, garam masala mix and cumin
    • 2 level tsp paprika
    • A handful coriander leaves, plus extra sprigs to serve
    • juice of 1 Lemon
    • 250ml (1/2 pint) natural yogurt
    put all ingredients in a bowl and whizz together with stick or food mixer, coat the lamb and leave for 6 hours or better overnight in a fridge

    can be used on piece's of lamb as kebab, lamb chops, shoulder (which is a super cut low n slow)or a butterfly boneless leg

  12. My middle eastern inspired lamb rub

    50 ml  Extra virgin olive oil

    1 tsp chopped mint leaf and oregano

    2 tsp Sumac powder (or fresh ground)

    good pinch sea (kosher) salt & crack black pepper

    mix together well, place in zip lock bag add your lamb, massage in and leave for 4 hours minimum to infuse

    cook your desired way and enjoy,

    I like to sear both sides,   then indirect in foil for 15 mins @ around 300 f serve with  buttered baby potatoes and minted peas


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