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BBQ Pulled Lamb Shoulder

BBQ PULLED LAMB SHOULDER

Rosemary & Garlic Pulled Lamb (The Aussie equivalent of pulled pork)

Pulled Lamb is even better than pulled pork!

Servings: 4-6
Prep Time: 30m
Cooking Time: 6-8 hours

Ingredients:
1 Lamb Shoulder (boneless) ~1.5-2kg
2 Tbsp Butter (Salted)
1 Cup Venison Rub
1 Tbsp Kosher Salt
8 Cloves of Garlic cut in half
4 Sprigs of Rosemary
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1/3 Cup of your favourite beer (more malt the better)
1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce (we recommend Night of the Living...)

500g Mesquite Chips

Method:

1) Prepare your lamb shoulder by trimming any excess fat then slicing little pockets to insert the garlic and rosemary into the flesh. Season with Kosher salt and Olive oil inside and out. Finally apply a liberal amount of Venison dry rub or equivalent.

2.) Fire up smoker to about 120C. When humming, add Mesquite chips. When it's smoking, add the shoulder. Remember the first few hours of smoking is the most important for smoke flavour, so keep topping up with woodchips/chunks.

3.) Keep an eye on the internal temperature, as soon as it gets to 72C you should be ready to wrap the lamb in foil.Don't add anymore woodchips from this point. While wrapping, add the beer to the bottom of the foil to keep it moist. Raise the smoker temp to 125-130C and cook until internal temperature reaches 93C. Remove, wrap in a towel and rest for 90m in an esky.
 
4.) Pull and add BBQ sauce - Enjoy an Aussie take on a US Classic!

(All times are approximate only and will change depending on the size of your meat and the consistency of your smoker (not a problem in the Masterbuilt! )