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SirPorkaLot 01-05-2013 09:21 PM

NZ Spring Lamb - Short Cut Leg
Picked up this beauty and decided to cook it up today.

First I made up a batch of Herbes de Provence

2 Tbl dried thyme
2 Tbl dried basil
2 Tbl fennel seed
1 Tbl oregano
1.5 Tbl Lavender flowers
1 tsp chopped fresh sage
1 tsp fresh rosemary

I used the mortar pestle my son gave me for Christmas to crush the herbs, and the lavender came from the french lavender plant in the backyard.

I then took the lamb and removed all the silverskin and fat.

I then sliced up kalamata olives, garlic, and rosemary and inserted these into slits I cut in the lamb.

Took coarse salt, herbes de provence, crushed peppercorns, and finely chopped rosemary and mixed up to use as the rub.

Put on the offset for 3.5 hours at ~235, until it hit 135 IT.

Let is rest while the rest of dinner was prepared.

It was tasty!

Kathy's Smokin' 01-05-2013 10:12 PM

Beautiful leg of lamb, Sir. What an interesting idea with the lavendar and the cut olives -- I like them both. I have two legs of lamb just like yours sitting in the fridge waiting for Gore to call the next TD. I'd be thrilled to get good pron like you posted.

SirPorkaLot 01-05-2013 10:45 PM

Thanks Kathy!

BobM 01-05-2013 10:48 PM

That is a great looking cook, really great job! :thumb:


HankB 01-05-2013 10:57 PM

That looks great! I made a leg of lamb using a similar recipe for the inaugural cook on my 26" Weber. It was the best lamb I ever had.

gtr 01-05-2013 11:11 PM

Fanfarkingtstic job on the cook, the description, and the pix - very nicely done! Just beautiful!

Good to see ya. :thumb:

AussieTitch 01-05-2013 11:15 PM

Nice looking leg you have.

martyleach 01-05-2013 11:26 PM

Looks great John! I almost bought a leg of lamb the other day just cuz I want to cook one.....

SmokinAussie 01-06-2013 05:30 AM

Nice one John!

Best Lamb I've sen here for a while.

I've been a bit slack with these lately, but you deserve this one!



cameraman 01-06-2013 06:17 AM

That sure looks great but I didn't see any short cuts!

Foxfire 01-06-2013 07:11 AM

I've been thinking about trying a leg of lamb, never have before. Now I'm inspired! Looks fantastic, thanks for posting :thumb:

fingerlickin' 01-06-2013 08:23 AM

Fark! Did I miss a throwdown or something? That looks killer! :thumbup:

bigabyte 01-06-2013 09:31 AM


SirPorkaLot 01-06-2013 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by SmokinAussie (Post 2318656)
Nice one John!

Best Lamb I've sen here for a while.

I've been a bit slack with these lately, but you deserve this one!



Whoooo. Hooo!!
I got a ALF tick of approval!

Thanks Bill.


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