Monica Galetti's slow roast shoulder of lamb

This alternative Easter recipe from Masterchef judge Monica is perfect for impressing a large group of guests, with flavours of spiced citrus, tomato and spinach

Monica Galetti's slow roast shoulder of lamb
Published: March 9, 2022 at 4:13 pm

This spicy, succulent lamb recipe from celebrated chef and Masterchef judge Monica Galetti is sure to tingle your tastebuds.

Recipe courtesy of the Cobra Collective.


  • 1 ½kg Lamb shoulder
  • 1tsp Cumin
  • 1tsp Coriander seeds
  • 3 garlic halved
  • 2tbsp Sea salt
  • 1tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 Lemon zest and juice
  • 1tbsp Soft brown sugar
  • 1 Orange zest and juice
  • 2 Fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1tbsp Tomato paste
  • 4 Ripe tomatoes
  • 200g Spinach washed
  • 300ml Lamb stock


  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 170C.

    While it heats, trim the lamb shoulder of any excess fat. Then, in a bowl, mix together the spices, sugar, rosemary and fruit zest and juices.

  • STEP 2

    Make incisions in the lamb deep enough to stuff with the garlic, place in a large roasting tray and rub liberally into the lamb. Cover with the foil and place in the oven and cook for 45 minutes.

    Baste with the juices and continue cooking another 45 minutes.

  • STEP 3

    When cooked, remove the shoulder from tray and keep warm. Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes on medium heat.

  • STEP 4

    Add the chopped tomato and the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes then stir in the spinach to wilt.

  • STEP 5

    Correct seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. Carve or shred the lamb and serve on the tomato and spinach.


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