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My first Leg of Lamb (and Cornish Game Hen)

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I've started my first Leg of lamb and cornish game hen.  The hen I threw in a brine for about 2 hours, then I put on a herb rub on both.  Threw them on the smoker at 225F with apple chips and a little bit of hickory.  They've been cooking for about 2 1/2 hours now and the bird is at 144 and the lamb at 131F.  I've never had a cornish game hen before and it's been about 10 years since I've last had lamb, so hopefully all turns out well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is the finished product!  I don't remember what time they finished but took about 3 1/2 to 4 hours.  The lamb was good, but now I remember why its been so long since I had it, was never a big fan.  The cornish game hen turned out great though!  Will definitely be making that again!  Loved the rub I threw on too, really compliments it well!

 

 

post #3 of 7
I understand about the leg o lamb. Every now and then you get a wild hair and give it a try, then you remember why you don't do it more....Must be an acquired taste.
The bird looks great, though!
Points for the browned bird..
Dan
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If you had the lamb and the cornish hen were in the same brine, the lamb should be cooked to 165 deg. F to kill the chicken pathogens...

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If you had the lamb and the cornish hen were in the same brine, the lamb should be cooked to 165 deg. F to kill the chicken pathogens...


I only brined the hen. I cooked that to 165 and the lamb to 140.

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Well they both look pretty good to me!

 

Nice job!

 

Al

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