• This rosemary-tied lamb shoulder is so delicious that it must be incredibly complicated, right? Wrong. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll whip up this masterpiece in no time.

    Rosemary-tied lamb shoulder

    Serves: 4 - 6
    Cooking Time: 2 hrs 40 mins


    • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 60 ml (¼ cup) olive oil
    • 1,6 kg lamb shoulder, bone in



    Preheat the oven to 200°C.


    Remove the leaves from 4 of the rosemary stalks and place in a mortar and pestle with the garlic, salt and pepper. Pound until lightly crushed. Add the olive oil and pound until combined.


    Rub some of the oil over the lamb shoulder, top with the remaining rosemary sprigs and secure the shank with string. Place on a rack in a baking dish and roast for 30 minutes.


    Reduce the temperature to 160°C. Turn the lamb fat-side down and roast for 1 hour.


    Turn the lamb again and roast for a further 1 hour or until the meat shreds easily off the bone. Serve with the remaining rosemary oil.

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