This smoked lamb shoulder recipe is a great way to mix up your typical barbecue.
For some reason lamb doesn’t get anywhere near the same amount of love as brisket or ribs. I think that’s a real shame because this fatty and slightly gamey meat makes it perfect for throwing on the smoker.
While I think lamb shoulder works best here, a bone-in lamb leg will work almost as well.
Because of the thick layer of fat on lamb shoulder, you’re going to want to cook hotter than you normally would to help the fat render and the skin caramelize. This makes lamb a particularly forgiving meat to smoke. Perfect for beginners or if you want to focus on the game instead of worrying about your temperatures.