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How to Marinate Lamb on a Spit

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Joshua McCarron has been writing both online and offline since 1995. He has been employed as a copywriter since 2005 and in that position has written numerous blogs, online articles, websites, sales letters and news releases. McCarron graduated from York University in Toronto with a bachelor's degree in English.
How to Marinate Lamb on a Spit
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Spit cooking or roasting refers to securing larger pieces of meat to steel rods and attaching them to a rotisserie. The meat rotates slowly to cook evenly and deliver a moist end result. Lamb works well on a rotisserie, with the leg, shoulder or whole lamb common choices. Cooking lamb on a spit makes the meat tender and flavorful, but adding a marinade at the right time will enhance the dish even more.

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Step 1

Whisk together fresh lemon juice, dried oregano and olive oil in a large mixing bowl. The quantity will depend on the cut of lamb you are using.

Step 2

Rub the marinade into the meat of the lamb, using your hands. Massage it into the meat vigorously, to ensure it penetrates under the surface.

Step 3

Refrigerate the lamb and let it marinate overnight.

Step 4

Place the lamb on the spit and start your rotisserie. Sew the middle of a whole lamb shut with aluminum wire before you begin.

Step 5

Baste the lamb with a combination of fresh lemon juice and olive oil every half hour as it cooks.

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