How to Roast a Lamb Shoulder

#GrillMaster Series: How To Roast A Lamb Shoulder

We Americans don't eat a lot of lamb compared to other meat. Generally speaking, the average American only consumes about 1lb of lamb per year which is about 2 servings. Usually one of those servings is around Easter.

We wrote a whole blog post of why American Lamb is the best lamb in the world. So this time around we worked on a video of how to cook one of our favorite lamb meat roasts: the lamb shoulder.

We sell our lamb shoulder already BRT, meaning boned (bone removed), rolled and tied. This helps retain shape and cook evenly. 

This boneless lamb shoulder is ideal for long, slow braising to bring out natural flavors and tenderness. Juicy and succulent. Comfort food at its best.

How To Cook Boneless Lamb Shoulder

Step #1: Open up the package and set up your table!

We left our Lamb Shoulder thawing out (in the fridge) from the night before.

Step #2: Use your favorite rub!

seasoning rub for lamb shoulder

We used a simple rub of just salt, pepper, garlic and olive oil (to taste!). We sell plenty of rubs, but you can always make your own.

preparing the lamb shoulder

Step #3: Refrigerate overnight (optional).

refridgerate overnight

We want the lamb to absorb the rub, so while this step is optional, it is recommended.

Step #4: Let it come to room temperature.

lamb shoulder room temperature

Whether you left it overnight or you did not, it is important that you allow the meat to come to room temperature before cooking.

Step #5: Place rack on top of the tray. Add enough water to barely touch the rack.

adding water to the tray

The water will keep the roast moist and juicy. If you do not have a rack like this, just figure out a similar set up.

Step #6: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

preheat the oven

The next step is important, and can take a few minutes.

Step #7: Cover with foil (avoid foil from touching the meat).

Cover with foil, without touching meat

Cover the entire tray with foil, if the foil touches the meat it will ruin the LOOK of your end-product.

Step #8: Roast for 25-30 mins per pound (lb) then take it out.

roasting lamb shoulder

Basically a 6lb roast will go for 3 hours. Once the time has elapsed you will remove the roast from the oven and remove the foil.

unwrapping the foil

Step #9: Turn on the oven to 450 degrees and roast for 20-30 min.

roasting the lamb shoulder

Cooking for an additional 30 mins at high heat will give you a nice crust, color and texture. 

Step #10: Take it out and let it rest for 20 mins.

lamb roast rest

Allowing it to rest makes a difference. You have waited this long, wait a few more minutes!!

Step #11: Carve it into slices and Enjoy!

lamb shoulder carved

Good food, good friends, good times.

Lamb Shoulder (Boned, Rolled and Tied)

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