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Curtis Stone’s Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with lemon and oregano

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  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • No added sugar
  • High in protein

Feed a crowd with Curtis’ comforting slow cooked shoulder of lamb. It’s served with an easy lemon yoghurt sauce to balance out the meat’s richness. 

  • Serves6
  • Cook time4 hour 30 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 15 mins resting time
Curtis Stone’s Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with lemon and oregano


  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lemons, rind finely grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbs chopped oregano
  • 1 tbs sea salt flakes
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2kg Coles Australian Lamb Shoulder Roast Bone In

Lemon yoghurt sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups (420g) Greek-style yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 2760kJ/660 Cals (32%), Protein: 47g (94%), Fat: 50g (71%), Sat Fat: 18g (75%), Sodium: 1667mg (83%), Carb: 6g (2%), Sugar: 5g (6%), Dietary Fibre: 2g (7%).

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  1. Step 1

    To make the lemon yoghurt sauce, in a small bowl, whisk the yoghurt, lemon juice, oil and garlic. Season. Cover and place in the fridge.

  2. Step 2

    Position a rack in the centre of the oven and preheat oven to 150°C. In a small bowl, combine the oil, lemon rind, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Rub the oil mixture into the lamb and place in a 23cm x 33cm roasting pan. Pour 1/2 cup (125ml) water around lamb in pan.

  3. Step 3

    Cover the pan tightly with foil and roast for 3 1/2 hours or until the lamb is tender and falling off the bone. Uncover and roast for a further 45 mins or until the top of the lamb is caramelised and very tender. Set aside for 15 mins to rest.

  4. Step 4

    Transfer the lamb to a serving platter and serve with the lemon yoghurt sauce.

Recipe tip

Serve with oregano leaves and lemon wedges

Clever storage:
Place any leftover lemon yoghurt sauce from this recipe in an airtight container in the fridge. Serve it with curries, veggie fritters and grilled fish.

Use it up: Enjoy the leftover oregano in a Garlic and Oregano Steak with Olive Peperonata.