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    Separated leg of lamb

    Does anyone have experience completely separating a boneless leg of lamb into individual muscles?

    I am looking to do a hot and fast grill of these individual pieces. I plan on treating them more like a steak than a roast.

    Reverse sear? Live fire JKF? I am definitely looking to do something direct over charcoal. Anyone have any advice?

    P.S. the lamb eye of round is just so darn cute.

    The smaller cuts trimmed will be used in kebabs.
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    Can't speak to boneless lamb legs, but when we get a bone-in leg we have the butcher cut 4 or 5 1" thick steaks from the thickest part (see picture). Then we just dry brine and cook it hot and fast on the kettle or the gasser just like we would a beef steak. Same should (probably) work for boneless if you cut it across the grain.

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    • Stuey1515
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      Bone-in lamb leg steaks marinated with garlic and a little mint sauce then char grilled are one of life's great pleasures 👍

    • johnec00
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      Stuey1515 Since childhood I've loved lamb steaks grilled on the rare side of medium-rare (70 is now in the rear view mirror). To me though, I like the taste of the lamb and usually avoid other flavors/rubs, etc., although sometimes we use a little lightly garliced butter.

    #3
    We cut up lamb legs for marinated kebabs fairly often and for us the main thing is not to go over 130 internal, we like them at 125. We find they can start to get a little tough after 130. Good luck and look forward to pics of this journey.

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      #4
      I ended up doing a reverse sear on these pieces of leg of lamb. I am very happy with the results. Cut across the grain, they were tender and flavorful.

      Birthday meal for my father:
      Hasselback waffle potatoes, grilled asparagus, grilled leg of lamb:

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      • Troutman
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        Although a little more work, I like your approach. I just did a whole roast and loved it, yours looks just as good !!

      #5
      Wow, I bet this was awesome. reverse sear is always a good way to go. Although, I have been going with the JFK for a while now and I love doing it that way.

      Great looking cook.

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        #6
        This recipe gave me the idea to separate it:

        https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/grilled-leg-lamb-garlic-and-rosemary

        And I followed this video for the separation (even though he calls the pieces by the wrong names):

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3T00i-70wk

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          #7
          Outstanding. I love lamb. Unfortunately the wife does not. So I don’t eat it often.

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            Sandwich from the leftovers:
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