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Slow Roasted Shoulder of Lamb

Deliciously soft and tender, pull apart Slow Roasted Shoulder of Lamb - Baked in the oven, low and slow with a herb coating giving a crunchy crust. Full of the flavour of rosemary, mint, garlic and lemon this Slow Roasted Shoulder of Lamb recipe is a real crowd pleaser.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 249 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes


  • 2 kg Lamb shoulder, bone in This weight doesn't need to be exact, just thereabouts

For the rub

  • 30 g Fresh mint Removed from the stalks, leaves only
  • 30 g Fresh rosemary Removed from the stalks, leaves only
  • 30 g Fresh parsley
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Peeled
  • 2 Lemons
  • 3 tsp Ground cumin
  • 3 tbsp Sun-dried tomato paste
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil

To garnish

  • 10 g Fresh mint


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 140C.

  2. Blitz together the mint, rosemary, parsley, garlic, lemon (zest only!), cumin, sun-dried tomato paste, salt and pepper and olive oil.

  3. Add more olive oil if needed to make a smooth paste. Rub all over the lamb shoulder in a lidded casserole dish.

  4. Put the lid on and cook for about 4 hours, until the meat pulls apart with a spoon.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Roasted Shoulder of Lamb
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Potassium 575mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 15.9%
Vitamin C 26.4%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 24.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.