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Old 12-22-2013, 07:23 AM   #1
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Slow cooker Lamb

I need some help. I know how to cook using a regular oven but im completely in the dark when it comes to slow cookers. I'm cooking Christmas dinner for my girlfriend and daughter but instead of turkey i have a leg of lamb (because the missus is a picky sod ). I have been searching forums for days for cooking times, whether to have it on high or low temperature and i cant find anything.
The leg is boneless and weighs 1.524 kg. I'm no master chef so I'd really appreciate simple answers as im only using carrots, onions and rosemary with the lamb.

Thanks in advance

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Old 12-22-2013, 07:29 AM   #2
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Are you sure you want to braise a leg of lamb?
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:36 AM   #3
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I just want to try new things. I have heard from a few people that slow cooking lamb gives the best results.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:36 AM   #4
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I added "crockpot" to my search terms and quite a few recipes for slow-cooker leg of lamb came up. This one sounds good: http://dinnerwithjulie.com/2009/04/0...arlic-oregano/
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:49 AM   #5
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So youre telling me i shouldnt slow cook (pot roast) it then?
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I can see using the crock pot for something like lamb stew, where you use tougher cuts. IMO, roasting brings out the best in a leg of lamb. Your boneless leg is perfect for trussing and putting on the spit!
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Craig, what part of a lamb is tougher than the leg?

Roasting is traditional and gives you a nice flavorful browned exterior, but I think pot roasting will work as well.
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Any ideas on cooking times and temps for pot roasting it?
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Any ideas on cooking times and temps for pot roasting it?
Click the link I provided above. It has a complete recipe including instructions, and also a recipe for potatoes to serve alongside.
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Thanks, i will give this a try, looks and sounds great!
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