Mexican Barbecued Lamb Barbacoa


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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Mexico’s answer to barbecue, barbacoa is intriguingly delicious and easy to adapt for the backyard barbecue grill. I’ve chosen a recipe for Oaxacan-style barbacoa, featuring a guajillo chile marinade and a wrapping of avocado leaves. The avocado leaves can be found dried at Mexican markets and specialty food shops and impart a pleasant aniselike flavor. But don’t worry if you can’t find avocado leaves because the lamb will still be quite delectable barbecued without a wrapping