Smoked Leg of Lamb


  • 2.5 to 3 kg (5 to 6 lb) leg of lamb boned and tied



  • 1 small onion peeled and halved
  • 1 head of garlic peeled
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) fresh lemon juice
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) lemon zest
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) paprika
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) rosemary
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) coarse salt
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) coarse ground pepper
  • 90 ml (6 tbsp) olive oil


To Serve

  • lemon wedges
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • minced fresh mint


  1. Prepare the paste by combining all the paste ingredients except the oil in a food processor.
  2. With the processor running, pour in the oil and continue processing until a paste forms.
  3. Spread the paste generously on the lamb.
  4. Place the lamb in a plastic bag/wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Remove the lamb the next day and let stand for 45 minutes.

Smoking Method

  1. Preheat your Bradley Smoker to between 105°C and 120°C (220°F and 250°F).
  2. Place the lamb in the Bradley Smoker and using Special Blend flavour bisquettes smoke/cook until the lamb is medium/rare, approximately 30 minutes per pound. Use a meat thermometer to check.
  3. Remove lamb when done and let stand 10 minutes.

To Serve

  1. Slice and serve with a squeeze of lemon, a drizzle of olive oil and fresh mint.