Lamb shoulder stuffed wtih olive and feta
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
The shoulder is one of my favourite cuts of lamb. It has a little extra fat and is moist and delicious, perfect to stuff and roll. The feta, olives and anchovies add a wonderful flavour, and the aroma will fill the kitchen as it cooks. I serve it with chunky mashed kumara and green vegetables.
- Preheat an oven to 170C.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the onion, garlic and anchovies, cooking for 3-4 minutes until softened and fragrant.
- Combine the onions, breadcrumbs, rosemary, egg, feta, olives, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
- Lay the shoulder out flat on a bench. Spread the stuffing on top. Roll tightly and tie with string. Place it in a baking dish, pour the stock or red wine around the base and cover tightly with tin foil. Place in the oven for 1½ hours, then remove the foil for a further 30 minutes to brown the top. Remove and allow the lamb to sit for 10-15 minutes before slicing.