Lamb shoulder is one of the best slow cooking cuts. Found to be a staple centrepiece for many meals and celebrations, it has endless possibilities in terms of recipe choice and cooking technique. Discover more of our Victorian lamb cuts, here. We have delectable recipes using lamb shoulders in our archive. Expand your repertoire with spiced braised lamb shoulder with lemon & eggplant, our roast lamb shoulder with artichokes or if you are after a quick & easy dinner, choose the Cumulus lamb shoulder.
How to cook lamb shoulder
Shoulder is a cut of lamb that is extremely versatile. We love to use it in fragrant curries, as a slow roast lamb shoulder roast or in many braises and ragus. Whatever dish is being served, lamb shoulder must be cooked over many to create meat that is tender and moreish. The process for slow cooked lamb shoulder generally takes at least three to four hours with the best recipes recommending eight hours of cooking time.
How to roast lamb shoulder
Slow roasted lamb shoulder is a spectacular centrepiece for weekend celebrations. While lamb shoulder takes many hours in the oven, we recommend a relatively simple preparation. Marinate a bone-in lamb shoulder with garlic, lemon zest, thyme, oregano, olive oil as well as plenty of salt and pepper overnight (for those lacking time, choose our pre-marinated lamb shoulder) The next morning, preheat the oven to 200°C. Place the marinated lamb shoulder in a baking dish then roast for 20 minutes. Add some water to the baking dish, cover the lamb with a lid or foil then roast for 4 hours at 140°C. Rest the lamb for at least 20 minutes, season with more salt and fresh lemon juice then serve with lamb sauce and warmed potato gratin. Slow cooked lamb shoulder makes for a superb meal that families and sharehouses will enjoy.
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