Smoked Leg of Lamb w/ Q-vue

Discussion in 'Lamb' started by ganny76, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Been wanting to do this for some time, so I swung by Sam's and picked up a leg of lamb. Started out by letting it get to room temp. I made small slits in the meat and stuffed with garlic. I covered the outside in Rosemary, cracked blackpepper and put some salt on the outer layer of fat.

    I put in the smoker at 250* and smoked to an internal of 145*
    Here is at 125*.

    Pulled at 145* and then wrapped and put in a cooler for about 45 minutes.

    Here it is sliced. The juices redistributed nicely during the rest. It was a nice medium rare/medium. Sorry for the dark pictures.

    Here it is plated with some homemade redskin mashed potatoes and some grilled asparagus. I took the drippings and made a gravy. This was quite delicious.

    Probably one of my favorite all time smokes. I really enjoyed the flavor of the lamb with the smoke. Wife did not care for it. Said the lamb is too rich for her. Ofcourse, what does she know, her favorite meat is yard bird. JK. (in case she reads this) Hope you enjoyed my q-vue. Been awhile since I have been able to post one.
     
  2. suprfast

    suprfast Meat Mopper

    i love lamb. good job on this leg
    kris
     
  3. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Real nice job on the lamb...looks delicious!!
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  4. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice lookin leg there!!! love that lamb, i never had til i made on smoker and it is a treat. especially if you like venison, it has a taste to it which cant really describe,not like venison but reminds you of venison a little-all in a good way... great job!!!
     
  5. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Man that looks great and you do not find lamb very often in SE Texas. Myself and a co-worker (Brit) were just talking about me smoking a leg of lamb. I will have to check our Sam's store but I doubt they have it. If I have to I will order one off the internet because I am determined to smoke one. By the way I had Lamb Vindaloo for lunch today. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing your q-view. Now I have a mission!!![​IMG]
     
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking lamb Ganny, Your whole feast looks wonderful! [​IMG]
     
  7. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll take your wife's share next time. Then everyone will be happy. Especially me!

    Nice looking smoke!
     
  8. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful lamb there! Around here it is a regular on my wife's birthday and easter, and any other weekend we have one around.....great stuff.

    Yours looked perfect~ thanks for sharing!
     
  9. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a nice looking smoke, points to you!
    I almost bought a leg of lamb today, was browsing the meat department like always and they have HUGE whole legs for $1.99lb, I should at least pick one or two up and freeze them, long as they freeze fine.
    Thanks for giving me more of an incentive to do lamb.
     
  10. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great smoke, Ganny! And I must add...nicely plated!

    Lamb has always been one of my favorites and next month we will be introducing the first members of our herd to Moose Knoll Farm...four Tunis sheep ewes and one ewe lamb. A proven Tunis ram will be here in September to get things rolling. The lambs that do not go for show, sale or fleece will head for the smoker.

    Great post!

    Cheers!
     
  11. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Ganny. I was planning on one this summer myself, might have to do it sooner. [​IMG]
     

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