Easy Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, lovely Sunday roast
Gosh I love lamb – like really. I don’t often have it as I save it for special occasions normally, but this easy Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder recipe means I can and do do it more often.
I can also use the left overs to make another delicious meal!
I do love a left over Lamb recipe and I’ve popped one at the bottom of this post
Best Easter Lamb Joint
Usually people tend to have a roast on a Sunday, it’s tradition right? And especially at Easter!
Well this is perfect for a Sunday too! Or for your Easter lunch
This simple recipe really brings out the gorgeous flavours and texture of lamb shoulder.
Cooked with plenty of garlic and rosemary, it’s so delicious. So don’t be tempted to skip them – yummy
The recipe is so low effort, just a little input from the chef at the beginning and then you let the oven do all the work, whilst you go off and enjoy your day!
My brother & sister-in-law make the best slow roasted shoulder of lamb (I normally do leg).
So I asked if they’d share their recipe and voila here it is!! Delicious roast lamb shoulder!
Thanks so much guys 🙂
So what’s the best part of the Lamb to slow roast?
Normally Lamb shoulder is the most economical cut and a little cheaper than other cuts and it’s perfect for slow roasting
This means it needs a long, slow and moist cooking to tenderise it, so it falls apart and is super tender – yum. I would almost say that the meat is so so tender that you almost won’t need a knife to carve it.
Like leg, the shoulder works hard on the animal, so in turn it’s full of incredible flavour.
However as it’s worked so hard it means it can be tough if undercooked or cooked too quickly.
The shoulder is typically marbled with fat which makes it great for slow cooking as it has fat and therefore tends not to dry out
Lamb shoulder seems to have more flavour and I honestly believe it’s a little easier to cook than lamb leg.
Virtually foolproof, minimal effort, and incredible meat that is so tender that you won’t need a knife to carve this.
If you want more information on cuts of lamb then check out Morley Butchers info – it’s great
Preparation of your lamb Shoulder
You need to grab yourself a large roasting dish
Next layer some of your rosemary stalks and a few garlic cloves, then pop your lamb on top
Add some herbs and garlic on top too!
How pretty does that look?
All ready for the oven!
See you later beautiful
How long do you slow roast your lamb?
Well my joint was approx 1.5 – 2Kg in weight and I slow roasted for 4 hours
Then I removed the foil and crisped it up for approx 30 minutes
You also need to rest your lamb – so please factor an additional 30 minutes at the end of the roasting period
Tender, falling apart Roast Lamb – YUMMY
Ta-dah – 4 hours later – falling apart delicious soft lamb mmmmmm
Look how that slow roasted lamb shoulder falls off the bone – so tender!!
If you fancy it you can do pulled lamb – simply shred it with two forks.
See below for full instructions.
What to serve with your Roast Lamb
Well for me it needs to be served with perfect roast potatoes and here’s a recipe for THE most perfect ones
Then simply serve with vegetables, mint sauce and trust me lamb delivers the best meat juices to form the base for your gravy – be sure to save those juices!
Oh my lovely lamb and lovely lamb gravy – for me the perfect Easter lunch
Can you freeze Roast Lamb?
Yes yes, yes you can
Simply pop in a plastic container when v-=cold
Pop a lid on – label it up with the contents and date and freeze
It will keep perfectly for 3 Months
To defrost pop the plastic container in the fridge and defrost overnight
Left over Lamb makes the best dishes and here’s my favourite –
Left Over Roast Lamb Recipe
So the next day or the day after that you usually have some lamb left? Yes?
My Lamb Biryani recipe is the best I promise! And the perfect way to get another meal out of your lamb roast
It’s easy and I guess you can call it a one-pot wonder!!
So let us know how you get on and if you enjoy this Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder recipe
Much love Cx
Other tasty joints
If you love a joint of meat why not try my lovely Ham joint
Smothered in black treacle and brown sugar
It’s super easy and totally delicious
Or maybe my Perfect Roast Chicken – seriously elevates the chicken 🙂
Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, easy!
- 1 1/2-2 kilo shoulder of lamb
- Handful Rosemary stalks
- 1 Garlic bulb cloves removed, unpeeled
- Drizzle of Olive oil
- Sea salt
- Ground black pepper
- Pre-heat the oven (max temp)
- Lay most of the rosemary in a large roasting tin with most of the garlic cloves.
- Lay the lamb shoulder on top slash the fat several times then rub over some olive oil, salt & pepper
- Top with the remaining rosemary & garlic cloves.
- Cover tightly with foil & put into the oven, immediately lower the temperature to 170 c.
- Roast for 4 hours or until the meat pulls apart with a fork.
- To crisp up remove foil & roast for a further 30-40mins
- Remove from the oven, transfer the meat to a board & cover with foil to rest for at least 30 mins.