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Slow-roasted maple and bourbon lamb shoulder

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  • High in protein
  • Seafood free
  • Shellfish free
  • Wheat free
  • Soy free
  • Sesame free
  • Peanut free
  • Nut free
  • Lactose free
  • Gluten free
  • Egg free
  • Dairy free

This slow-roasted lamb shoulder is an absolute must-try for Easter lunch. Marinated in maple syrup and bourbon, it’s tender and delicious.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time3 hour 30 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 15 mins resting time
Slow-roasted maple and bourbon lamb shoulder with zucchini ribbons and salad leaves


  • 1 brown onion, cut into wedges
  • 2kg Coles Australian Lamb Shoulder Roast Bone In
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) bourbon or beef stock
  • 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar
  • 1 tbs Coles Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 150°C. Arrange the onion in a roasting pan. Top with lamb.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the maple syrup, bourbon or stock, sugar, mustard, combined paprika, oregano, garlic powder and onion powder in a small bowl. Brush half the maple mixture over the lamb. Cover tightly with foil. Roast for 3 hours or until the lamb is falling off the bone.
  3. Step 3

    Increase oven to 200°C. Uncover the lamb. Brush with remaining maple mixture. Roast for a further 20-30 mins or until lamb is caramelised. Loosely cover with foil and set aside for 15 mins to rest. Transfer to a serving platter.

    Serve with chargrilled zucchini ribbons, mint leaves, rocket leaves and lemon wedges

    Flavour hit

    For a more intense flavour, marinate the lamb in the maple syrup mixture in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Bring to room temperature before cooking.

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 2658kJ/636 Cals (31%)

Protein: 42g (84%)

Fat: 42g (60%)

Sat fat: 17g (71%)

Carb: 19g (6%)

Sugar: 18g (20%)

Fibre: 1g (3%)

Sodium: 196mg (10%)