LAMB ON A SHOVEL
Long before there were gas–or even charcoal grills–in Australia’s Outback,
there was barbecue. More precisely, there was Lamb on a Shovel, demonstrated here on the set of Steven’s French show, Le Maitre du Grill. The recipe is on page 283 of his book, Planet Barbecue. The beauty of this method is that the chops not only grill, but sizzle in lamb fat. And of course, it looks cool as all get out.
The oak logs impart a smoky flavor all their own.
Serve with Potatoes Roasted in the Embers with Herbed Cottage Cheese (Planet Barbecue, page 547).