Smoked Lamb With Savory Herb wood pellets.
1 joint of Lamb Rolled
1 Hand full of Sprigs of Fresh Mint Washed.
1/3 Cup of Savory Oak Wood Pellets.
Stage 1 Smoking
Using the indirect method on your hooded barbecue. When the charcoal is covered in white ash it's ready for cooking. Add the wood pellets in a pot or silver foil case.
Once the barbecue starts smoking add the joint and chops to the grill and close the lid. The next 30 minutes is when the food is smoke sealed so try and avoid opening the lid.
After 1 hour remove the lamb chops and wrap in foil with fresh mint sprigs. Add a little garlic olive oil to keep moist and return to the smoker. Smoke for 2 to 3 hours checking every 30 minutes to reposition the joint on the grill to ensure even cooking.
Stage 2 Char Flavouring
Place the lamb joint directly over the coals using tongs and a spatula to char for that barbecued look.
A slight charring will add even more texture. Don't overcook we just want the Lamb to look good.
Lightly char both sides and repeat for the lamb chops.
Stage 3 Slow BBQ
Remove the lamb and baste with garlic olive oil then place on a double layer of foil and wrap. Slow cook indirectly for another 2 hours. Place the lamb chops in the cooler part of the BBQ away from the coals.
Serve as you wish with rice or with boiled new potatoes, broccoli and peas.
BBQ Smoking Tips and Ideas
The lamb was seasoned (rubbed) with rosemary and finely sliced garlic. Then we used a few sprigs of fresh mint tied with cooking string to the side and top of the joint. We decided to use Savory Herb wood pellets because the Oak pellets were infused with Rosemary, Thyme and Oregano. This will go well with the lamb and create a fragrance as well as a smoked flavour.
Remember to keep your meat moist during cooking using the garlic olive oil.
The lamb chops were lightly char grilled and put to the side of the grill so they don't over cook.
Garlic olive oil
The Garlic olive oil is easy to make:
50% olive oil and 50% butter with 2 crushed cloves of garlic.
Melt the butter in a microwave, add the olive oil and crushed garlic, leave for one hour.
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