Lamb is actually quite Chinese. There is an entire cuisine in China based upon lamb. Sichuan cuisine is also brilliant with lamb. I like the pork for this, and smoked at that, as the cucumber recipe will go well with pork.
That being said, I make similar cucumber pickles all the time, and they go well with turkey, chicken and lamb. Not so much beef.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
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