Simple Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Mint & Garlic

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  • Serves: 6-8
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 2 hours, approx.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Simple Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Mint & Garlic


  • 1 x 2.5kg shoulder of British lamb bone in
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely crushed
  • 4 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried mint
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 tbsp mint jelly
  • salt & pepper

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  • Pre-heat the oven to 220C gas 7.
  • Make 6-8 deep incisions right down to the bone with a sharp knife.
  • Mix together the garlic, oil, oregano and salt and pepper, really mix well.
  • Spread the oil over the lamb, then place in a baking tray on scrunched up foil.
  • Pop in the oven and cook for 20 minutes to brown slightly, the reduce the heat to 180C gas 4. Cook for a further 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Once you get to the 1 hour 15-minute stage remove the tray from the oven.
  • Turn the oven up to 220C gas 6 again.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the glaze well and spoon all over the lamb.
  • Return to the oven for 15-20 minutes, to glaze nicely.
  • Once cooked  remove the lamb, cover with foil and leave to rest for 35-40 minutes.
  • Carve and serve.

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