ok, so we're having a party tomorrow and I picked up a boneless leg of lamb that I was sort of thinking of making into tacos. I started pulling the muscles apart tonight and only got half way (I forgot how much work that is!). I really wanted to have the small pieces of lamb to grill to get a better sense of doneness and also because people will be coming and going all day and it would be nice to throw pieces on the grill as people want to eat. Which I guess I'm committed to anyway now as it's half apart.
But now I'm having serious self doubt about what I'm doing. I was thinking of doing this marinade:
but is that right? should I do something else? I'd be fudging the peppers anyway with ground chili powder.
I'm also making this chicken in the slow cooker tomorrow so I have kind of a backup meat that people can have whenever:
I really like it (I just leave out the broth and use frozen TJ chicken thighs) and it's great with just avocado. And the sauce is already made.
But if I just grill the lamb without a marinade what will make it seem like it should go in a taco? I didn't make any slaw or anything, or salsa for that matter. Would a rub be better than a marinade? ack! help me chowhound geniuses! I won't have much time, as I have to make a cake in the morning and watch a toddler too.