Charcoal Smoked Sheep
The Charcoal Smoked Sheep is prepared using the meat of the sheep (lamb), an animal that has significantly influenced human culture. Sheep have been central to agriculture’s history and are often depicted in rural settings. They appear in numerous legends, such as the Golden Fleece, and play a vital role in major religions, especially the Abrahamic faiths, where they are sometimes used as sacrificial animals, notably during Eid al-Kebir among Muslims.
Sheep meat is considered a fine delicacy, appreciated for its taste. Whether prepared steamed for couscous or barbecued, it is a popular choice. As a protein-rich red meat, sheep provide an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including zinc, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B2, and vitamin B12.
However, sheep meat is calorically dense. It is advised to consume it in moderation due to its potential to raise cholesterol levels, despite the presence of stearic acid, which can help lower cholesterol. The distinction between lamb and mutton is significant: lamb refers to young sheep under 300 days old, typically weighing around 30 kilos, while mutton comes from older sheep, offering a richer flavor but with a higher fat content.