Here at Coombe Farm Organic, we take the hassle out of carving with this delicious slow-cooked shoulder of lamb recipe.
1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
2. Using your knife make shallow scores on the fat of the shoulder making sure you do not cut the meat. Cross-hatching is the best technique to use.
3. Mix the dried camomile, thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano together in a bowl before seasoning with salt and black pepper.
4. Massage the mixed herbs into the shoulder of lamb pushing the mixture into the scores you previously made.
5. Sprinkle the herb mix into your casserole dish, place the joint of meat into the dish and squeeze the lemon juice over the joint before sprinkling the rest of the mix over the joint.
6. Lightly drizzle the olive oil and honey over the joint giving an even coverage. Pour the water into the cooking dish (not over the joint), place the lid on the dish and put in the oven for 2½ hours. Check the joint after the first hour if the water has evaporated add more water and return to the oven.
7. Once the joint has cooked for the recommended time take it out of the oven and let it rest for 5 - 10 minutes. After it has rested the meat should fall of the bone and be extra succulent.