Slathered with mustard and rubbed with salt and pepper overnight.
And onto the smoker
Got my mop all ready to go
Mopped about an hour and half in. Not sure if I'm going to foil or not but I'll decide on that here in a few hours. Happy Friday
I think if you don't like lamb, you probably wouldn't like mutton. I lived on an island that had sheep running wild on it. Summer get togethers usually involved roasting one on an open fire. We tried to take yearlings, but they still had a strong flavor. When I moved off and went back to eating store bought lamb, I found it almost had no flavor, so mutton might not be for you. I agree about the rare lamb thing, I smoke mine to medium, with no pink left, around 160*. Good looking meal, keep on smokin'.
If you can get shanks try a slow braise ,they should be cheap & you can't overcook them.
I have a couple of shank recipes in nose to tail.
Holey Kow.... I'm hoping American breeders aren't ruining lamb like they did pork.... Maybe they are breeding it to satisfy folks whom don't like the flavor of "REAL" lamb.....
They ruined pork here but old breeds are making a comeback.Costs way more but its much tastier meat.
Lamb is more about age & where its feeding.Just my opinion of course.
We have moved towards bigger style of meat producing sheep with little wool value.The Dorper the best example,they look like wooly barrels on legs.Before them the old school meat sheep were Dorset,Corriedales ,Border Leicesters.I can't remember the name of the breeds but the whole cheese industry in Spain,France & Italy has breeds of sheep that are very tasty lambsBloody ugly to look at but they make some great cheese Brebis just for starters.
There will be an uproar if the taste gets dumbed down.
Price war between the big supermarkets over leg of lamb ,just to get you in the door of course.I think its down to $8 a kg.
This post is making me hungry & its lunch time!
Looked good to me!
I have never smoke a Lamb leg, but thinking of trying it when I get my Birthday present.
A trick I learned from my Dad, if ya don't like the Game taste, Soak it in Milk for a day rinse and Pat dry. Removes a lot of that Gaminess.