Creole BBQ Leg of Lamb
- 1 leg of lamb, bone-in (about 5-6 pounds)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat)
- Whisk together the vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar in a bowl to make the BBQ marinade.
- In a separate bowl, mix the Creole seasoning, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper (if using) to make the Creole spice rub.
- Place the leg of lamb in a large zip-top plastic bag or a shallow baking dish. Pour the BBQ marinade over the lamb, ensuring it’s evenly coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld and penetrate the meat.
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat for indirect grilling. If using charcoal, set up a two-zone fire by piling the coals on one side of the grill and leaving the other side empty. If using a gas grill, light only one burner and leave the others off.
- Remove the lamb from the marinade and pat it dry with paper towels. Rub the Creole spice over the lamb, pressing it into the meat to adhere.
- Place the lamb on the indirect side of the grill, away from the direct heat. Close the lid and cook for about 1.5 to 2 hours until the internal temperature reaches 130°F for medium-rare or to your desired level of doneness.
- Once the lamb reaches your desired temperature, remove it from the grill and tent it with aluminum foil. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
- After resting, carve the lamb into thin slices and serve with your favorite BBQ sides, such as coleslaw, cornbread, or roasted vegetables. Enjoy your delicious Creole BBQ Leg of Lamb!
Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the size and thickness of the lamb leg, so always use a meat thermometer to ensure proper doneness. Adjust the seasoning and spice level to your taste preferences.