Smoked leg of lamb with Dijon mustard, rosemary and Blonde de Chambly beer marinade

  • Preparation 10 min
  • Refrigeration 12 h
  • Cooking 4 h
  • Servings 4 to 6
  • Freezing Absolutely



  • 1 cup Blonde de Chambly beer from Unibroue
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Zeste from a lemon
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs cut in half + 2 full
  • 1 Québec leg of lamb about 2.2kg
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • Apple wood chips for smoking
  • Meat thermometer



  • In a big bowl, pour the beer, Dijon mustard, honey, garlic and lemon zest then stir well.
  • Place the leg of lamb in a big ziploc bag then pour half of the marinade on top. ( Reserve the rest of the marinade in the fridge. ) Season the meat with salt and pepper then add the rosemary sprigs cut in half. Close the bag, stir well then throw in fridge for 12 hours!
  • Preheat your smoker at 250°F.
  • Remove the meat from the bag then drain a little bit. Please meat in the middle of the grill, or on indirect heat, then cook covered for about 3h30 to 4h00. Meat will be pink at 135°F and medium at 150°F. Very important to keep the smoker temperature at 225 or 250°F at all time!
  • Smoke the meat once per hour by throwing a big handful of wood chips directly on the hot brickets! At the same time, generously baste the meat with the fresh marinade using the rosemary sprigs left! To make your brush, simply attach the sprigs at the handle of a wooden spoon then use the herbs to baste the meat!
  • When the meat has reached desired cooking, remove meat from the smoker then wrap it in aluminium foil. Let rest  for 10 minutes before cutting and serving!
  • Serve with my asparagus and prosciutto rolls with grilled sesame seeds or with my baby potatoes with roasted garlic and thyme!