Smoking Lamb on a Grill

Smoking lamb on a grill

When you’re looking to make a dish that will wow your guests, lamb is the way to go. It’s simple to prepare and offers a rich, meaty flavor that your guests will love.

For the best results, smoke your lamb shoulder with a good-quality smoking wood like apple or cherrywood. This will help create a gorgeous pink smoke ring that will taste amazing.

Crispy Crust

If you want a crisp, smoky crust on your meat, try smoking it on a grill. This can help to keep your lamb juicy while giving it a nice brown color and a tasty, seasoned crust.

To achieve this, start by trimming the fat cap from your lamb, and smear it with a rub or marinade before cooking. This will make sure the seasonings reach all areas of the meat and give it a deeper flavor.

Once your lamb is done smoking, remove it from the smoker and let it rest for about 30 minutes before slicing. This will help to ensure that your lamb is cooked evenly and is not overcooked.

Smoking lamb racks on a grill is a great way to add some serious flavor to a holiday dinner. Pair it with a cool Tzatziki sauce and you’ll have a dish your guests will love.

Juicy Meat

When cooked on a grill, meats are notably more juicy than those you might cook in the oven. This is because the high heat of a grill allows moisture to be locked in, which will make your meat much more tender.

The juiciness of your grilled lamb will also be enhanced by adding in flavourful spices and marinades. Herbs like sage and rosemary work particularly well with this cut, as do garlic and chilli flavours.

Aside from the health benefits of cooking your steak on a hot grill, you’ll have lots of fun with the process. You’ll get to enjoy a tasty smelling meal while listening to the birds singing, watching the kids play with their frisbee or football, and maybe even catch some rays of sunshine. There’s a reason that grilling has become a popular pastime among families. So next time you’re feeling the pressure to come up with a unique meal, remember to stick with the best of the best: succulent, juicy and healthy.

Easy Prep

The smoky flavor of lamb adds a new dimension to any meal. It’s a favorite choice for holiday meals like Easter and Passover, but it also makes a great addition to summer grill-outs.

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced smoker, lamb is one of the easiest meats to prepare on a grill. It’s less expensive than other cuts and requires little prep before smoking.

Before you start smoking, salt the lamb liberally and let it come to room temperature. Set up your smoker for indirect heat with a water drip pan, and preheat to 250deg F.

Place the lamb shoulder on the smoker rack, and spritz with water every hour or so. Once the meat reaches an internal temperature of 135° F, remove from the smoker and let rest for 10 minutes before carving or shredding.

Carve into thin slices, tent with aluminum foil, and serve immediately! You’ll be rewarded with juicy, tender, smoky lamb that will please any crowd.


Using a grill to smoke lamb is an excellent way to create a flavorful, tender and juicy dish. It also provides a convenient alternative to other cooking methods.

Unlike beef, lamb is less dense and requires short cooking times to reach optimum tenderness. Cooking lamb low and slow also helps retain its moisture and prevents it from drying out.

This makes it a great choice for serving a crowd and is a great option for the summer grilling season. You can prepare several different cuts of meat at once and serve with a variety of side dishes, such as this Homemade Coleslaw or these BBQ Chicken Wings for a crowd-pleasing dinner.

Grass fed lamb also tends to be lower in saturated fat and more mild, so it’s an ideal choice for those who prefer leaner meats. The unique lamb flavor is largely due to its high concentration of branched-chain fatty acids, which oxidize during cooking and give it a gamy flavor.

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