A leg of lamb is a big cut to cook on a barbecue, but it does produce a real feast. The best way of cooking lamb leg is to butterfly the meat first, so the bone is removed and it cooks more evenly. The larger surface area also allows you to pack in more flavour in the form of marinades or spice rubs. If your barbecue is too small to cope with a whole butterflied leg, simply dice up the meat, marinate and thread onto skewers to make a tasty shish kebab.
There are many types of lamb cuts, from different parts of the animal - shoulder, leg, rump and loin are among the best for barbecuing. The latter is a lean, prime cut which can be cooked quickly over a high heat. Some chops do have a thick layer of fat - for barbecuing it is best to trim down this fat a little, as the quick cooking time prevents it from rendering down.
Tougher cuts of lamb that are high in fat, such as shoulder, breast or neck, are great for mincing up and making all sorts of barbecued delights - lamb kofte, burgers, seekh kebabs, or homemade merguez sausages if you’re feeling adventurous.