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How to Cook Lamb Shoulder

Lamb shoulder takes Approximately 45 minutes per Kg for those of you still in imperia; that’s about 25 minutes per pound. Preheated your oven at max temperature, then after about 15 minutes, lower the temperature to 200°C around gas mark 6 for the remainder of the cooking time.

A nice way to cook Lamb Shoulder

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp oregano, roughly chopped
A tbsp olive oil
1 shoulder of lamb, boned and tied, approx 1.5kg/3lb 5oz
400g pearl onions or shallots
250ml lamb stock
100g fresh broad beans
2 Little Gem lettuces, cut into quarters
juice 1 lemon
small handful mint or coriander, roughly chopped


Heat oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 1. Mix the garlic, oregano and olive oil with some salt and pepper. Slash the lamb all over and rub the mixture into the meat. Place into a deep casserole dish with the onions and pour over the stock, cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook 3 hrs.

Remove the lamb from the pot, stir through the peas and broad beans. Sit the lamb back on top of the vegetables and return to the oven. Increase temperature to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and roast, uncovered, for another 20-30 mins until the lamb is browned, adding the lettuce for the final 5 mins. Allow to rest for 20 mins, then add the lemon juice and mint to the cooking juices around the lamb. Remove the string, carve into thick slices and lay them back on top of the veg to make serving easier.

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