Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, easy!

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, easy!

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!

Perfect 🙂 

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 

Roast Potatoes 

Well for me it needs to be served with perfect roast potatoes and here’s a recipe for THE most perfect ones 

Easy Roast Potatoes

 

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 

Easy peasy! 

BUT

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!! 

Lamb Biriyani - finished

 

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 🙂 

An alternative to turkey - Christmas chicken

 

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, raw in the baking tray

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, easy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 491kcal
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A delicious tender moist slow roasted lamb shoulder, with rosemary & garlic

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

*** All nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, easy!
Amount per Serving
Calories
491
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
25
g
38
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
13
g
Cholesterol
 
202
mg
67
%
Sodium
 
218
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
908
mg
26
%
Carbohydrates
 
1
g
0
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
63
g
126
%
Vitamin A
 
1
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
40
mg
4
%
Iron
 
6
mg
33
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. This sounds lovely. Is that a fan oven that you are using?

  2. Could you use leg for this recipe instead of shoulder?

  3. Had this for Easter Sunday with the family – absolutely delicious & so easy. Shoulder from my local butcher, so much better than from the Supermarket! Will be doing this again for sure

    1. Oh I’m so please to hear 🙂 Thanks xx

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