Smoked Virginia Lamb

Several folks asked for the process and recipe for preparing this years Easter Lamb at Kamp Karen (our home between Zion Crossroads & Gordonsville, Virginia), so here goes!

Starting with a boned leg of lamb,  I rubbed smoked salt, fresh ground block pepper, chopped garlic, Greek herbs and macadamia nut oil into all the exposed surfaces of the lamb.  Then I placed the lamb in a plastic bag, added a splash of Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt Scotch, forced the air out and sealed the bag.  After marinating overnight, it was time for the smoker.

Lamb going into the smoker.

Last week I trimmed an old woody rosemary bush.  I saved big pieces of the stalk to use in the smoker.  For the lamb I put a few pieces of rosemary wood on the smoking pan and placed some fresh sprigs of rosemary on the rack for the lamb to rest on.

After 2.5 hours of medium smoke, it was time to take the lamb out of the smoker.

After the lamb cooled, I wrapped it in foil and stored in the refrigerator till Sunday morning.  They we let the lamb come to room temperature, added a splash of beer to keep the lamb moist and reheated in a 300* oven for one hour.  Then it was time to slice and serve!

 

 

About James Friend Dickerson

Real Estate Consultant As a native of Central Virginia and a full time REALTOR since 1991, James listens to your needs to provide information allowing you to make informed choices. In our constantly changing world, you need a REALTOR who puts you first providing rigidly flexible service. James Dickerson provides a high level of service designed to fit each individual clients needs. Having received many awards from both the local Association of REALTORS and RE/MAX International, James is recognized as an authority on the local real estate market. The highest form of recognition James receives continues to be the many repeat clients who seek out his services time after time plus sending their relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbors to James for their real estate needs. Contact James today for an interview to discuss your real estate needs. James is a licensed real estate sales person in the Commonwealth of Virginia with Charlottesville Solutions. Personal As a Central Virginia native (Born in Charlottesville and raised in Albemarle and Louisa Counties), James' youth was filled with extra-curricular activities and organizations centered around school, church and the Boy Scouts of America. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management, James' non-real estate activities include spending time with family & friends, traveling, stalking deer & spring gobblers, fly fishing, church and Masonic activities. James and his lovely bride Karen live between Zion Crossroads and Gordonsville in the Green Springs area of Louisa County. Their dog Sammy passed away so they'll be adopting another dog soon through www.petfinders.com.
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