Three-hour shoulder of lamb in a pot

Lamb shoulder recipes

Enjoy the succulent flavours of lamb with our finest lamb shoulder recipes. Choose from classic British dishes or try a host of Persian, Greek, Indian and Moroccan recipes.

30 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This one-pot roast is simplicity itself - cooking the shoulder slowly means the meat will melt away from the bone

3 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
44 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try this fragrant and filling one-pot supper that works just as well with beef and chicken

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
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45 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This sweet, meltingly-tender lamb makes a show-stopping dinner party dish

3 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try something different this Easter with a spectacular seasonal lamb soup. A special occasion soup from Crete, it's served with dolma - stuffed vine leaves

1 hr and 50 mins
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Gluten-free
33 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Cook this 'low and slow' in its own sauce til it's so tender you can carve it with a spoon

4 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
43 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This generous dish of melt-in-the-mouth lamb feels extravagant, but is an inexpensive way to feed a crowd

4 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
209 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Entertaining doesn't have to equal stress, this spruced up one-pot is perfect for people with little time for preparation

2 hrs and 55 mins
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37 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Cooking the meat really slowly in fruit juice makes it meltingly tender, and the juices double up as a sweet glaze

5 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
31 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Perfectly marinated meat that melts in the mouth is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Cook this roast for five hours, rest, then sprinkle with zesty gremolata

5 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A melt-in-the-mouth lamb dish so tender that you can carve it with the back of a spoon. Prepare to drool

3 hrs and 55 mins
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5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Savour every mouthful of this rich, comforting pie with red wine gravy and potato topping

4 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make a big batch of these delicious Greek kebabs, then freeze some for a sunny day

4 hrs
Easy
11 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This is called Kashmiri tamatari ghosht and is a traditional favourite, especially served with Indian bread and basmati rice

2 hrs and 15 mins
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13 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A gutsy, lamb casserole laced with North African spices and topped with a crunchy crust of feta cheese and store cupboard pulses

3 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

An alternative take on the Highland soup with stewed lamb, cabbage and pearl barley

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This meltingly tender shoulder of lamb can be cooked in stages over a few days - serve as the centrepiece for an Indian feast for friends

4 hrs and 45 mins
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Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Tuck in to slow roasted lamb for Sunday lunch, with a delicious marinade made with prunes, pomegranate molasses and spices. Pair with our boulangère potatoes

5 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
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