Martini lamb

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
5 pounds Leg of lamb (up to 6)
½ medium Onion, chopped
10 Cloves garlic
1 Lemon, juice & zest of
3 tablespoons Gin
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
¼ cup Olive oil
1 cup Gin
1 cup Beef stock
⅔ cup Water
1 Lemon , juice of
2 tablespoons Olive oil

MARTINI PASTE

MARTINI MOP (OPTIONAL

The nite before, prepare paste. In food processor, combine the oinion, garlic lemon, gin and salt and process to combine. Continue processing, pouring in the oil until a thin paste forms. Generously spread the paste on the lamb. Place lamb in plastic bag and refrigerate overnite. Prepare smoker bringing temp. to 200-220. Remove meat from icebox let sit at room temp. for 30 min. Mix mop (if u plan to baste) and warm over low heat.

Transfer lamb to smoker. Cook 35-40 min./lb until internal temp. is 145 for rare-med. rare. Baste meat w/mop every 45-50 min. in wood-burning pit, or as appropriate for your style smoker. Remove lamb and let sit 10 min. Slice and serve warm or chilled.

TIP: Leg of lamb is best when lightly smoked... in a water smoker. But other types will yield pleasing results. If using a wood-burning pit, wrap the lamb in foil after the first hour! TIP: Use coarse kosher salt. The mild flavor won't over-power the dish.

Posted to bbq-digest Digest V97 #044 by Jeff Lipsitt Cable <Jeff.Lipsitt@...> on Mar 21, 1997

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