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The LLAMA is dead. What should I inject and rub him with? Roasted whole over fire.

JB BANNISTER May 14, 2012 06:29 AM

I will be cooking him this Saturday. He dressed out at 115lbs. I would prefer something better than salt and pepper. I also want to baste him so ideas on that would be great.

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  1. Davwud RE: JB BANNISTER May 14, 2012 07:30 AM

    I'm interested but more is not necessarily better. Simple S&P can be very effective. I'd certainly add garlic and oregano to the party though.
    Is Llama gonna be similar to lamb?? If so, some rosemary and mustard will work nicely as well.


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      rjbh20 RE: JB BANNISTER May 14, 2012 08:30 AM

      Not ever had llama myself, its hard to know the right flavor combination, but I'm not a big fan of injected marinades for barbecue. Plenty of coarse salt & cracked pepper, maybe some rosemary and thyme, with enough olive oil to make it smearable. Crushed garlic probably would work too. Do that & let it sit for a few hours. Re the basting, I'd suggest you resist the temptation to use anything with sugar in it (such as lemon juice), which will mostly just burn.

      How are you roasting said dead llama? Spit or pit?

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        jester99 RE: JB BANNISTER May 14, 2012 08:36 AM

        only had it in steak form ort skewers via Peru. Llama taste like a gamey beef and I would probably go for maybe a mojo-like marinade, citrus, cilantro, garlic.

        1. JB BANNISTER RE: JB BANNISTER May 14, 2012 08:39 AM

          The meat taste like cross between been and lamb. It will be on a rack like this but a little bigger,

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            Davwud RE: JB BANNISTER May 14, 2012 09:43 AM

            Based on your description and cooking method I think chimichuri would be a good bet.


          2. JB BANNISTER RE: JB BANNISTER May 14, 2012 08:40 AM

            FYI That is a cow we are roasting just behind it.

            1. JB BANNISTER RE: JB BANNISTER May 22, 2012 05:16 PM

              It turned out great! I think it will be a staple for the event every year. Thanks everyone for the help.

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                meatn3 RE: JB BANNISTER May 22, 2012 06:05 PM

                How did you prepare it?

                I so wanted to come, but I seem to have a dark cloud of mechanical breakdowns going on...Next year for sure! Hope it was fantastic and raised lots of money!

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                  JB BANNISTER RE: meatn3 May 22, 2012 06:26 PM

                  Here are some pics.

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                  rjbh20 RE: JB BANNISTER May 23, 2012 09:52 AM

                  A one L Lama -- he's a priest. A 2 L llama --- he's a beast. And I will bet a silk pajama, you'll never see a 3 L lllama.

                  Ogden Nash

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                    JB BANNISTER RE: rjbh20 May 23, 2012 10:03 AM

                    I wish they had a "like" button.

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