Sous Vide Lamb Whole Leg

How To Sous Vide Lamb Whole Leg

Whole Leg is a tender cut of lamb, mostly comprised of protein and fat. As a result, whole leg is best cooked by bringing it up to your desired temperature, but not letting it cook for an extended period of time.

Traditionally, cooking techniques like grilling or sauteing are used to cook tender cuts of lamb, like whole leg. This allows whole leg to be cooked to the full range of temperatures, from rare to well done. Sous vide's primary benefit for this type of cut is that it can produce edge-to-edge consistency of doneness. If you like your whole leg medium, you don't need to have a range of doneness from medium well at the edges to medium in the center.

Our advice with Whole Leg is to cook it at a temperature you like and not to exceed a couple of hours (depending on the thickness of the cut). The goal is to bring the lamb up to the temperature you want.

Sous Vide Lamb Whole Leg Recipe/Time

The most simple way of preparing whole leg is to:

  1. Bring your sous vide setup up to the proper temperature (see chart below).
  2. Cut it into portions.
  3. Put the whole leg into individual bags, along with a cooking fat like butter or olive oil, as well as some salt
  4. Seal the bag and place it in the water bath for some time.
  5. Remove the bag from the water bath, and the whole leg from the bag

Sous Vide Lamb Whole Leg Temperature Chart

Rare:125-130°F
Medium Rare:131-139°F
Medium:140-149°F
Medium Well:150-155°F
Well:156+°F

Additional Sous Vide Lamb Whole Leg Recipes

Sous vide leg of lamb with asparagus and mushrooms over gnocchi ...
2 - 3 days at 134F.

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