• Serves: 6


  • 6 large waxy potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch thyme, leaves only
  • 2 kg shoulder of lamb
  • 1 head garlic, separated into cloves and peeled
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • 150g tenderstem broccoli
  • Oil
  • 20g butter
  • 1 lemon, juice only

This slow roasted shoulder of lamb is my go to Sunday lunch dish, I got it from Tom Kerridge a while ago and have used it ever since, so simple but so delicious! It is worth spending a little bit extra on amazing quality lamb.


1. Preheat your oven to 130°C.

2. Mix the potatoes, onions and thyme leaves together in a bowl and season well with salt and pepper.

3. Tip into a roasting tray and make sure they are level.

4. Lay the lamb shoulder on top of the potatoes skin side up. Using a small knife, pierce a number of holes all over the lamb and push the peeled garlic into these holes.

5. Pour over the chicken stock and place in the oven for 5 hours, until the lamb is tender and the potatoes are cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for at least 20 minutes.

6. Meanwhile, heat a griddle pan or a fan pan on the stove. Toss the broccoli in a little oil and add to the hot pan. Cook this like steak, so don’t shake the pan around too much. Leave it to develop a good amount of char before turning.

7. Once you have a good colour, season all over with salt, add the lemon juice and butter then give this a good stir to coat.

8. Carefully place the lamb shoulder on a separate serving dish. For ease of serving, place it all in the middle of the table for your guests to help themselves.


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