Roast shoulder of lamb with garlic and rosemary

 

Whole shoulder of lamb on the bone

8 cloves garlic, peeled & cut in slivers

4 stems fresh rosemary, in small sprigs

2tbsp olive or rapeseed oil

Salt and pepper

150ml (1/4 pt) white wine

1tbsp plain flour

600ml (1pt) lamb or vegetable stock

 

 

   

How to make it…

 

Using a sharp knife pierce holes all over the surface of lamb, spacing them regularly.  Push a sliver of garlic and a sprig of rosemary into each hole.

 

Place the lamb on a rack in a shallow roasting tin,  drizzle with the oil and season.

 

Cook at 160°C/Gas 3 for 4 hours until the meat is really tender.  Pour the wine over the lamb after 3 hours and return to the oven.

 

Once the lamb is cooked, lift it onto a warm serving plate, cover and allow to rest for 15 minutes whilst you make the gravy.

 

Spoon most of the fat out of the roasting tin then add the flour and stir until smooth.  Now gradually blend in the stock then place on the hob and bring up to simmering point, stirring continuously.  Allow to simmer for 2 minutes then pour into a warm gravy boat and serve with slices or chunks (easier!) of the lamb.

 

 

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