last minute decision gyros

Discussion in 'Lamb' started by 05sprcrw, May 5, 2014.

  1. 05sprcrw

    05sprcrw Smoking Fanatic

    I came across a good deal on a boneless leg of lamb roast and decided that I wanted to try making gyros at home.

    I did just a simple rub of salt, pepper, olive oil, rosemary, and thyme.

    Threw it in the smoke until 140°

    Getting ready to rest for 30 min

    I threw it on the slicer and sliced it thin

    I didn't realize I bought flat bread instead of pita bread so its a sandwich instead. With the homemade tzatziki sauce.

  2. Fun! I bet these were tasty! Cheers! - Leah
  3. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks beautifully cooked. Leg is a great cut,got expensive here partly because we ship so much on contract price to the USA:biggrin:
  4. 05sprcrw

    05sprcrw Smoking Fanatic

    I was excited when I got it for $5.99 lb, its normally around $8.99 lb here when I can find it.
  5. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bone in $12 a kg or there a bouts. Prices always stronger in winter here. Aussies raised on it especially country town types. I remember first non family paying job was $117 a week nett w/o overtime, in 1977.You could buy a side of lamb(big lamb at that) for $12 cut however you wanted it. Leg,chops x3 ,chump,loin,4 quarter ,cutlets,2 shanks,neck & bone for the hound $12 the  lot.

    Some things about the good old days were genuinely good[​IMG]
  6. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would say most were. One thing missing back then was this (SMF).

    Price on lamb is strange here too: local is more expensive than fresh, although they breed them year around not just in spring.
  7. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Drought has made it hard & pushed prices up. Goat has got pricey too, more expensive than lamb as much as $ 19 a kg for prime cuts & $13 for shoulder. Roo stable I will be eating more of that!
    The lamb out of New Zealand would be cheaper for buyers in USA & Canada ,no drought ,softer dollar,no shortage of stock.
    Yes there are some great things about this era,SMF one of them.

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