Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Deeeaammn Lamb Wraps (with Owney's Rum)

I'm all for a cold winter. But it's posing a few unexpected brick walls. Number one on the 'c'mon, really?' list: the Big Green Egg is frozen shut. The fall-out: having to cook using a normal oven, which induces similar feelings to missing the last train out of Anchorage to Miami on a Friday night. My first idea was to create a seasonally-adjusted Meat Hunx sister site called Soup Slutz. But an avalanche-esque craving for lamb made me think otherwise. So I'm defying my BBQ-negating geo-position with some motherfucking lamb wraps. The Meat is On! Let's do this!
First up, the lamb. Here's what ya need:
- 2 lbs of lamb
- 1 small onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
- juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin powder
- S and P to taste
- And Berbere

EEER, educational moment and command 1! You gotta get Berbere mix in the mix. It's a spice combo made up of chili peppers, garlic, ginger, dried basil, kararima, rue, ajwain, nigelia and fenugreek. It's a West-African fundamental. Get on it!

Next up:
- Blend the onion, garlic, cilantro, oil, lemon and spices
- Rub the marinade all over the lamb then wrap with string
- Throw the lamb in an air-tight whatever and refrigerate for two hours
- Remove and let the meat come to room temp
- Sprinkle with Berbere, salt and pepper
- Then crank the ovs to 450F and pop your roasting-pan borne foil-covered lamb in
- Dial back to 325F and cook for 2.5 hours
- The lamb is ready to party when it's falling off the bone

Lay your party-dudes out on the warmed wraps and garnish with cilantro, parsley, green onions, salsa and sour cream. And as a wise man once said: "BANGO!"

Educational alert moment and command 2: A pal of mine has adorned the already-rich history of Brooklyn Rum-runners with a new gem: Owneys. It's not the same old rum the world is used to, and I strongly urge you to check out their operation here, if only to increase your chances of enjoying the shit out of Meathunx-inspired Deeeaammn Lamb Wraps. 



  1. woah!! such jumbo size steaks, serves 6 to 7 people or may be more than that. has anyone tried, is it scrumptious, worth giving a try or not ?

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