Tender Lamb Shoulder

Jamie Oliver's Moroccan-inspired Tender Lamb Shoulder recipe from the book of his Channel 4 series, Quick & Easy Food, is a wonderful slow-cooked roast, perfect for Sunday lunch.

Serves 8
Easy
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 6 h
Total time: 6 h 10 min

Ingredients

500g dried chickpeas
2 preserved lemons (20g each)
1kg ripe plum tomatoes
1 x 2kg lamb shoulder, bone in
2 heaped tsp ras el hanout

Instructions

Pour the dried chickpeas into a 30cm x 40cm roasting tray. Quarter the preserved lemons and trim away the seedy core, then finely chop the rind and add to the tray with a good splash of liquor from their jar. Roughly chop the tomatoes, adding them to the tray as you go.

Drizzle the lamb with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then rub all over with the ras el hanout and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Sit the lamb in the tray, pour in 1 litre of water, cover tightly with tin foil and place in a cold oven. Turn the temperature to 170ºC/325ºF/gas 3 and leave the lamb in there for 6 hours, or
until the chickpeas are cooked through and the lamb is pullable – after 3 hours, stir a splash of water into the chickpeas, covering tightly again with foil.

To serve, taste the chickpeas, season to perfection, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, then pull the lamb apart with two forks.

CALORIES 522kcal FAT 26.7g SAT FAT 10.2g PROTEIN 37.4g CARBS 35.3g SUGAR 5.8g SALT 0.7g FIBRE 1.4g

5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House ⓒ Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited. Photographer: David Loftus

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