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Lamb shoulder is another great fatty cut of meat for a weekend dinner. This recipe gets a lovely smoky flavour from the anchovies and olives. It easily serves 3-4 adults.
- 1 shoulder of lamb on the bone (approx 2kg)
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 small carrot finely chopped
- 2 sticks of celery finely chopped
- 1 cloves of garlic finely chopped
- 200g of olives
- 1 small tin of anchovies
- 1 large sprig of rosemary
- 5-6 whole cloves of garlic
- bay leaf, salt and pepper
In a large heavy bottomed pot, gently sautee the onion, carrots, celery and the clove of finely chopped garlic in some fat (any good fat of your choice, not vegetable oil) in a heavy based pot.
Add the shoulder of lamb and brown.
Add approx 0.5 l of water, the olives, anchovies, whole garlic, rosemary, bay leaf and salt and pepper.
Once it’s simmering, transfer to a preheated oven at 180 deg C for 2.5 hours or until the meat is falling off the bone.
Serve with non starchy veg.