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Smoke Barbecued Leg Of Lamb With Mint Barbecue Sauce

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Ingredients
  Lamb leg 9 Pound
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Onion 1 , minced
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon rind 1 Tablespoon, grated
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mint/2 tablespoons mint jelly 1
  Brown sugar 3 Tablespoon (Reduce To 2 Tablespoons If Mint Jelly Is Used)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1)Using a heavy duty aluminum foil, make a pan wide enough to hold a roast lamb in it. Miter the edges, making it firm.
2)As usual, prepare the lamb for roasting.
3)To make the barbecue sauce: In a saucepan, heat the olive oil.
4)Stir the garlic and onion for two minutes.
5)Add in lemon juice, lemon rinds, mint, herbs, brown sugar, salt and ground black pepper. Let it simmer for 3 minutes.
6)Using a barbecue brush, apply the sauce over the lamb.
7)Let the lamb stand at room temperature for an hour during which baste the sauce several times.

MAKING
8)As the lamb is marinating, prepare the charcoal briquets in the smoke cooker which takes about 25 minutes.
9)Transfer the foil pan containing the lamb to the rack.
10)Close the hood of the cooker, keep the vents half open and cook for 2 ½ hours to 3 hours.
11)Insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the lamb but not touching the bone. The thermometer will read 175°F. when done.
12)Baste with roast with sauce several times as it is cooking.
13)Scatter damp hickory chips or green twigs of wild cherry, apple or other savory wood on the fire about 1 hour before the roast is done.

FINALIZING
14)Remove the roast from heat and transfer it to a warm carving board.
15)In a boiling pan of water, pour in the drippings from the tray and make a gravy.

SERVING
16)Slice the roast and serve hot with gravy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Barbecue
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Ingredient: 
Lamb
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
190 Minutes
Servings: 
14

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