Why try Lamb Shoulder?

If you are looking for a lamb roast (in the Thermomix??? What???) that is super tender, full of flavour and ready in an hour, this lamb shoulder is your guy. We created it for The Steaming Issue Vol II of The 4 Blades Magazine, and it is truly a new family favourite. We have also featured it in Episode 109 of the podcast: Lamb Thermomix Recipes.

Lamb Shoulder in the Thermomix

We have written the recipe in a way that you can easily throw on some yummy roast vegetables and steamed greens to enjoy a big family meal, or not if you just want to make the meat.

First up, you will use your Thermomix to whiz up the herb and garlic salt rub. Then, you will cover the lamb shoulder with the rub and steam it in the Varoma of your Thermomix. Steamed lamb? We know… it doesn't sound the best… but the thing with lamb shoulder is that it is more fatty than lamb leg (and also more tender). So, the steaming actually helps to reduce the fat in the end product, making it deliciously tender without it drowning in fat. Win win!

You will then finish the lamb shoulder off in a hot oven for a short period of time, leading to some deliciously crispy bits without overcooking the lamb.

The end product? Well, try it for yourself, but we think that you will discover that this lamb roast is cooked to perfection. We have tested this numerous times with 1.5kg of lamb shoulder, but please be mindful if you adjust the weight of the lamb shoulder up or down as the cooking time may need to be tweaked accordingly. We find a meat thermometer an invaluable kitchen tool for roasting meats, so you may want to invest in one too, if you haven't already.

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Lovely Herb and Garlic Lamb Shoulder


  • Author: The 4 Blades
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-8 depending on accompaniments

Description

If you haven't made a lamb roast before because it seemed too daunting, this is a great place to start. Being a shoulder cut, the meat is ever so tender. We used to make a similar dish by cooking it in the slow cooker for 8 hours. Now we have this more flavoursome version that is ready in only an hour! Serve with your favourite vegetables.

We have also featured it in Episode 109 of the podcast: Lamb Thermomix Recipes.

We know that steamed lamb doesn’t sound the best… but the thing with lamb shoulder is that it is more fatty than lamb leg (and also more tender). So, the steaming actually helps to reduce the fat in the end product, making it deliciously tender without it drowning in fat. Win win!

The end product? Well, try it for yourself, but we think that you will discover that this lamb roast is cooked to perfection. We have tested this numerous times with 1.5kg of lamb shoulder, but please be mindful if you adjust the weight of the lamb shoulder up or down as the cooking time may need to be tweaked accordingly. We find a meat thermometer an invaluable kitchen tool for roasting meats, so you may want to invest in one too, if you haven’t already.

Recipe Tester Feedback: “Was really yummy! Everyone enjoyed it!” – Kate

No: Gluten / Dairy / Egg / Nuts


Ingredients

  • garlic cloves – 2, peeled
  • fresh rosemary – 2 large sprigs, leaves only
  • fresh oregano – 6 sprigs, leaves only
  • fresh thyme – 6 sprigs, leaves only
  • salt – 1/2 Tbsp, rock
  • olive oil – 20g, plus extra for drizzling
  • water – 800g, hot
  • vegetable stock – 1 Tbsp, paste
  • onions – 2, peeled and sliced
  • lamb shoulder – 1.5kg, boneless and rolled
  • vegetables of choice – roots and greens, optional, to serve

Instructions

  1. Add garlic cloves (2), rosemary (from 2 large sprigs), oregano (from 6 sprigs), thyme (from 6 sprigs), rock salt (1/2 Tbsp) and olive oil (20g) to the bowl. Chop Speed 8 / 3 seconds. Transfer to small dish.
  2. Without washing the bowl, add hot water (800g) and vegetable stock paste (1 Tbsp).
  3. Set the steaming attachment in place and cover the bottom of the lower dish with onions (2).
  4. Place the lamb (1.5kg) on the onions, fat side down. Remove any string or netting. Cover the lamb with the herb and garlic salt rub, especially between the crevices.
  5. Put the lid on the steaming attachment. Program 40 minutes / Steaming Temperature / Speed 2. The lid may lift up a little as the lamb cooks. This is fine. Do not set anything on the lid to hold it down.
  6. Optional: Set oven to 220C and put a baking tray of root vegetables drizzled with olive oil into the oven.
  7. Otherwise: Preheat the oven to 220C when there is 10 minutes of steaming time left. Line a roasting pan with baking paper.
  8. Transfer the lamb and the onions to the roasting pan, drizzle with olive oil and transfer to the oven for 20 minutes.
  9. Optional: Add your preferred green vegetables to the steaming attachment and steam 10-15 minutes / Steaming Temperature / Speed 2, to your preferred level of crispness.
  10. Remove the lamb from the oven and allow to sit, covered in aluminium foil, for 10 minutes.
  11. Carve the lamb and serve with your preferred accompaniments.

Notes

Cooked meat can be frozen

Keywords: Thermomix Condiments & Marinades, Free Thermomix Recipes, LCHF, Lower Carb, Lunch & Dinner Thermomix Recipes

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