So how about something different?
We all know about pulled pork as there seems to be approximately 1 trillion pulled pork recipes either for the BBQ or for the slow cooker/crock pot.
But what about Shawn the Sheep, sitting there over to the side feeling all left out while his farm yard mates the pigs have all the fun ……. ;-(
Pulled lamb is out there, in Australia its a bit hard to find as is all good proper BBQ and certainly in America it is popular in Kentucky where its somewhat of a speciality.
But how do you go about taking a shoulder or leg of lamb and turning it from a delicious roast that slices perfectly to Pulled Lamb which sheds with a fork and melts in your mouth? Well here is the recipe and method. As always I used my trusty Weber Q, if you don’t have a Weber Q then any BBQ, Smoker or even the oven will work well.
I served this with our delicious home made Paleo Tzatziki Sauce and some flat bread. It was delicious! Left overs are going to be used on a pizza…. mmmmm YUM!
- 1.5 – 2.5 kg / 3.3 – 5.5 lbs Lamb Leg or Shoulder
- Your favourite meat rub or spice mixture (I used a Mad Hunky All Purpose Rub)
- 4-6 cloves of Garlic
- The night before rub the lamb all over with the spice rub.
- With a knife make a few small incisions in the lamb and poke the garlic into the slits.
- Cover and refrigerate.
- On BBQ day, put down some foil on the grill (we are going to be cooking indirectly) and on top of the foil place a trivet.
- Fire up the BBQ and get it to 120°C / 250°F.
- Put the lamb on the trivet, close the lid and walk away for 7-10 hours (depending on your BBQ)
- I took the lamb off after 7 hours as my meat thermometer said the internal temp of the lamb was 90°C / 194°F
- Wrap the lamb in a few layers of foil, followed by a couple of tea towels and then place in an esky/cooler box, chilly bin (whatever you call it!) or even the microwave — JUST DON’T TURN IT ON!!
- Leave it in there until its meal time, the meat will have time to rest and become even more succulent!
- Serve how you wish!
Rubbed and Ready to Go!
Half way done!
Done and delicious!