January 31, 2022

How To Prepare Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder With Homemade Harissa?

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NZ Premium Grass-Fed Lamb Shoulder, Roast Tied Boneless

Preparation Time: 30 mins Cooking Time: 300 mins Serving: 6


  • 1-2 kg Lamb shoulder
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 ounces ancho chiles (about 4) stemmed and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 large garlic cloves, 1 clove mashed to a paste
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Lettuce leaves and warm naan, for serving


  1. In a spice grinder, finely grind the caraway, coriander & cumin seeds. In a microwave-safe bowl, cover the ancho chiles with water & microwave at high power for 2 minutes. Let cool slightly, then transfer the softened chiles & 2 tablespoons of the soaking liquid to a blender. Add the ground spices, paprika, lemon juice, the 2 whole garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil & 1 tablespoon of salt. Puree the harissa until smooth.
  2. Set the lamb in a medium roasting pan & rub 1/2 cup of the harissa all over the meat; let stand at room temperature for 2 hours or refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 325°/162. Add 1/2 cup of water to the roasting pan & cover the pan loosely with foil. Roast the lamb for 2 1/2 hours, adding water to the pan a few times to prevent scorching. Remove the foil & roast for about 2 1/2 hours longer, until the lamb is very brown and tender; occasionally spoon the pan juices on top. Let stand for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt with the cilantro, mashed garlic clove & the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt & pepper.
  5. Using forks or tongs, pull the lamb off the bone in large chunks. Using your fingers, pull the meat into smaller shreds & serve with the yogurt sauce, lettuce leaves, naan and the remaining harissa.

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