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Lamb recipe

Roasted Shoulder of Lamb

Slow roasted shoulder of lamb - a delicious Sunday lunch option served with goose-fat roasted potatoes and green veg.


2kg shoulder of lamb

Olive oil

Bulb of garlic

Bunch of fresh rosemary or 2 tsps dried rosemary



  • Preheat the oven to maximum setting whilst you prepare the meat.
  • Scatter half of the rosemary and garlic in the bottom of an oven proof dish.
  • Slash the fat side of the lamb all over and rub in the olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.  Stuff the slits with rosemary and slivers of garlic. 
  • Tightly cover the dish with tin foil and place in the oven. Immediately turn the temperature down to 170°C/325°F/gas 3 and cook for around 4 hours – it’s done if you can pull the meat apart easily with two forks.
  • Leave the meat to rest and, when ready to serve, shred the lamb meat.


Recipe courtesy of Jamie Oliver.


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