Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Minty Lamb Rub

neil bougourd | 31 March, 2023

            Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Minty Lamb Rub

Serves 6- 8 people


2.25 kg  boneless lamb shoulder* ( approximately 5 lbs)

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 kg Potatoes ( approx. 4 lbs)

3 yellow onions

Zest of 1/2 lemon

3 tsp Kosher Salt

4 - 6 Tbsp Lamb Rub


  • Mix together 3 tbsp olive oil, salt, zest, and Lamb Rub.
  • Tie the lamb shoulder and rub generously with spice & salt mixture. Let it sit for 1 hour in the fridge.
  • Place in a roasting pan, cover with foil and roast in a preheated 375º/400º oven for 1 hour, then remove the foil and place on top of the potatoes and onions and roast for another 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, peel and chop the onion and potatoes, toss with olive oil, and salt. Place in a roasting pan - roast for 45 minutes before being topped with the lamb.
  • Removed from the oven and let the lamb sit for 15 minutes before carving.
  • Serve with steamed green beans and/or carrots , and the roasted onions & potatoes.

*Tip- 20 minutes per pound for medium rare – 30 minutes for medium well.

Other Lamb Recipes:

Tagine - Lamb and Prunes