+
Home Cooking

How long should I cook a shoulder of lamb?

damiano | Mar 26, 201603:24 PM     13

I've bought a 1.5kg bone-in shoulder of a young suckling lamb. So for this Easter I'll be making a roast shoulder of lamb for the first time ever!

I've recently been impressed by Joel Robuchon's cook book 'The complete Robuchon'. His instructions are to cook a 1.5kg shoulder for 45 minutes at 240 celcius, turning once in between. His seasoning is simple which I like: only thyme and garlic.

However, many other recipes suggest a much longer oven time, up to 5 hours at 160 celcius. One example is in this youtube video - http://youtu.be/5Uhm63f0Aq0

Also in the youtube video a dutch oven is used with the lid on. However Robuchon suggests using an uncovered roasting tray.

So, who has experience with one of these cooking methods? Should I cook long and slow, or short at a much higher heat? And should I take out my dutch oven or a roasting pan?

I don't want to disappoint my guests this Monday so any advice is much appreciated! Thanks!

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

These Slushy Frozen Drinks Are Fire
Recipe Round-Ups

These Slushy Frozen Drinks Are Fire

by Chowhound Editors | What's better than an icy, slushy, frozen drink to cool you down this summer? How about a frozen cocktail...

This Creamy Cherry-Coconut Soft Serve Is Ready in Just 5 Minutes
Food News

This Creamy Cherry-Coconut Soft Serve Is Ready in Just 5 Minutes

by Amy Schulman | “Living Lively,” by Haile Thomas, is part plant-based cookbook, part empowerment manifesto. The 19...

Stuffed Tomatoes Are a Summer Must
Recipe Round-Ups

Stuffed Tomatoes Are a Summer Must

by Jen Wheeler | If you haven't stuffed a tomato yet this season, have you really been living? Here are the best stuffed...

11 Summer Pasta Salad Recipes for Every Summer Picnic, Potluck, and BBQ
Recipe Round-Ups

11 Summer Pasta Salad Recipes for Every Summer Picnic, Potluck, and BBQ

by Chowhound Editors | Pasta salad is an ideal outdoor food but even the most perfect dish can get boring after a few months...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.