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Shoulder of lamb

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WelshMoth Thu 01-Aug-19 15:03:44

Have bought an enormous shoulder of lamb that I'm hoping to put in the oven on a slow and low for the day. Really want to bung in a load of root veg, some shallots and herbs. I plan on roasting new potatoes separately.

I don't want it to be dry though. Some recipes call for red wine but am not keen.

Any ideas?

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AdaColeman Thu 01-Aug-19 15:37:47

Use stock instead of wine? Made from a cube or granuals will be fine. Towards the end of cooking, use the liquid to make gravy.

Ricekrispie22 Thu 01-Aug-19 15:41:52

I use the tent technique from this recipe

If you don’t mind white wine, the marinade in this recipe is gorgeous

WelshMoth Thu 01-Aug-19 21:55:43

Sounds fantastic!!!

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TheSandgroper Sat 03-Aug-19 02:31:01

Yep, covered is good. Nigella also suggests a tin or two of canellini or borlotti beans mixed with the vegetables. That’s successful here.

ChubRubTub Sat 03-Aug-19 02:57:43

This recipe is really nice, although I use a lot less sugar, as I find it too sweet with the amount she suggests.

WelshMoth Sat 03-Aug-19 09:17:18

Thanks everyone.
Got my shoulder and bones - just collected fresh from the local butcher.

Am a bit concerned about the veggies. I've bought carrots and parsnip so far (will do roasties separately) but it'll be on a slow roast for about 7 hrs. Will the veg just go to mush in the pan?

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LoafofSellotape Sat 03-Aug-19 09:21:40

Put the veg in half way through cooking.

TheSandgroper Sat 03-Aug-19 09:48:48

And perhaps leave them whole. Big is good here.

AltheaVestr1t Sat 03-Aug-19 09:51:39

Lamb Kleftiko. Amazing.

Doubleraspberry Sat 03-Aug-19 09:54:41

My favourite lamb shoulder method is to slow cook it directly on the oven shelf with a pan of thickly sliced potatoes (and you could add veg) underneath cooking in the juices as they drip down. I’ve only ever added oil, garlic, anchovies and rosemary to the top of the lamb but it’s never gone dry because it’s such a fatty cut. It’s utterly delicious.

SinkGirl Sat 03-Aug-19 10:00:29

Nigel Slater has a brilliant slow cooked lamb recipe which I make at Christmas with lamb shoulder - it’s never dry

kateandme Sat 03-Aug-19 13:48:30

roasted sweet potato and red onion in a pan also goes amazing with roasted lamb

Tartyflette Sat 03-Aug-19 13:52:49

I also cover it with foil and use a little white wine vinegar instead of wine , just a couple of tbs, along with herbs, garlic, crushed fennel and dried chilli. The vinegar counters any fattiness In the lamb. I also like an anchovy or two in the mix but not everyone does!

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