Smoked on the hasty with a water pan underneath to catch the drippings, smoked for 3-1/2 hrs with Apple wood and royal oak lump, pulled the leg at IT of 125F. Will wrap for 45 min to let the juices redistribute.
COOKING SUGGESTIONS FOR MUTTON.
G'day mates, I have been intrigued by what I've been reading about smoking etc and would like to try it. Eventually I would like to build a permanent smoker to compliment an existing outside, wood fired pizza oven.
I have been given a couple of legs of mutton (4-5 year old ram) and I am thinking of slow roasting them on a (gas) lidded barbecue with wood chips, as there is no oven where we are going to have a get together for my husbands 70th birthday in a few weeks time. Do you have any suggestions as to what flavourings etc I should use? Temperatures and cooking times? I am a newby to this site and would appreciate any advice you can give me. The sheep was grown on the natural pastures of King Island Tasmania (in the 'Roaring Forties') where the pastures were grown from the seeds of the 'straw' mattresses from the old wrecked sailing ships that were washed ashore over the last 150 years, and it was gently dispatched in the paddock. The meat already seems to be quite tender and it will have been 'hung' for nearly a month by the time of cooking, as was recommended by a local from King Island. I look forward to your replies. Thanks, have a bonzer day.