tasty lamb on a spit.
January 15, 2012 3:11 PM Subscribe
How do I cook a whole lamb on a spit?
posted by wilful to Food & Drink (14 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Lamb: check. Electric turning spit: check. BBQ coals: check. Okay now what?
I'm totally guessing here, I presume I light a nice bbq coal fire along the bed of the unit, let it get hot for half an hour or more, put the lamb on the spit on the rotating bit, plug it in and wait a few hours.
There's possibly more to it than that?
What about a baste? I was thinking a rosemary branch dipped in oil, garlic and honey could be nice. But that's basically from reading Asterix, quite possibly a stupid idea.
Whole roast lamb can hardly fail to be awesome, how do ensure basic awesomeness (no cockups), and push it to a higher level?
For bonus points, carving - what, how? I was thinking you basically start by hacking off the most cooked bits...
Extra bonus points - probably going a bit greek with this, was going to serve it with garlic yoghurt sauce on pita with greek salad and dips. Any further cuisine (salad recipes etc) advice?