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Slow-Cooked Easter Lamb Shoulder
April 2023
Reading time 2 Minutes
This slow-cooked lamb shoulder is the perfect way to please a crowd this Easter. Roast in the oven for a few hours before tucking into the melt-in-the-mouth tender meat once cooked.
  • 2.5kg shoulder of lamb bone in
  • Pinch of Maldon Salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 500ml lamb stock
  • 2 bulbs of garlic
  • 1 red onion peeled and chopped
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges

Preheat the oven to 200C.

Make sure the lamb has come up to room temperature before cooking.

Place the lamb shoulder into a roasting tin. Rub the skin all over with olive oil and then cut some incisions into the skin and insert some peeled garlic cloves and small sprigs of rosemary into the cuts. Season generously with cracked black pepper and Maldon Salt.

Place the lamb into the hot oven and roast for 30 minutes until the skin has browned and crisped up. Then remove from the oven and turn the oven temperature down to 150C. Carefully pour the stock into the tin around the lamb and add the wedges of red onion and lemon around the lamb. Cover the tin with tin foil and seal the edges.

Place the lamb back into the oven and allow it to cook for four to five hours. After it has had this time the lamb should be meltingly soft and tender and pull away from the bone easily. Use the lamb cooking juices to make a gravy and serve alongside the rest of your Easter table sides; roasted carrots with thyme, minted new potatoes, steamed greens and mint sauce.

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