Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with boulangere potatoes

3 Oct

Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with boulangere potatoes

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Last weekend i had some guests over for dinner, it was a busy day, most of it spent away from home! So what to cook for them? Well I need something with not too much hassle that can impress!
Well I saw a great very simple recipe that was on a new cooking show from the BBC “Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food.” Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with boulangere potatoes, which was just perfect because I didn’t have much time to prepare anything, and wasn’t really in the mood to cook.
Omg I have to report this was delicious, the lamb just fell from the bone and melted in the mouth, the first layer of potatoes crispy and underneath unctuous and full of flavour from the thyme and onions.

Ingredients
Less than 30 mins preparation time
5 hours cooking time
Serves 6

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3 medium onions, thinly sliced
6 large waxy potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced using a mandolin
1 bunch thyme, leaves picked
salt and black pepper
1 whole lamb shoulder
1 garlic bulb, peeled and separated into cloves
600ml good quality lamb or chicken stock
75ml olive oil
50g butter in blocks
cooked French beans (or other green vegetables), to serve

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Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 130C/275F/Gas 1.
1. In a roasting tin or dish layer the potatoes then the onions and thyme. Season with salt and pepper, repeat until everything is used up, the top layer should be potato, now scatter with the butter

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2, Cut small incisions all over the lamb using a small knife and stick the whole garlic cloves in the holes, pushing them deep into the meat to prevent them burning while the meat cooks.
3, season with salt and pepper and rub the olive oil all over he meat, now place on top of the potatoes

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4, Pour the chicken stock over and place in the oven for 4-5 hours, or until the potatoes are crisp on top and soft inside.

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Maybe it’s time to open some wine!!! I’ve got some St Emelion from 2011 🍷👍😉cheers

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5, When cooked, remove the lamb from the oven, cover with aluminium foil and set aside to rest for 20 minutes. If the potatoes rant quite crispy enough you can place back into the oven under the grill to crisp up whilst resting the meat, keep a close eye not to burn them.
Serve with French beans (or any vegetable of your choice).
Bon appetite😋

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For more info , or if you wish I could cook it for you mail or call:
simon.bingham@simons-sauces.com 0031 (0)642297107,

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    One Response to “Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with boulangere potatoes”

    1. Stephen R 06/10/2013 at 21:11 #

      Watched same program, going to pull this one out when I’m pushed for time as well! Looks lovely!

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