Red Wine-Braised Lamb Shoulder

Photography: Tango | Food Styling: Nataly Simard | Prop Styling: Caroline Simon

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 3 hours & 45 minutes
  • Portion size 6 servings



Season lamb shoulder with salt and pepper. In large skillet, melt butter with oil over medium-high heat. Add lamb and cook until golden on each side, about 5 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time. Set aside in large roasting pan.

In same skillet, cook onion, stirring often, until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and thyme; cook for 3 minutes. Add wine and cook for 2 minutes, scraping up browned bits from bottom of skillet with wooden spoon. Stir in stock and demiglacé. Season with salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 300°F. Pour sauce over lamb in roasting pan. Cover pan with foil and bake lamb for 2 1/2 hours. Remove foil and continue cooking until meat is tender and thermometer inserted in centre reads 145°F, about 30 minutes. Place lamb on cutting board and tent with foil. Let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, discard thyme and skim fat off cooking juices. Discard fat.

Place lamb on serving platter; drizzle with some of the reserved cooking juices.

Nutritional facts PER SERVING: about

  • Iron 3 mg
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 1200 mg
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 40 g
  • Calories 425
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Cholesterol 95 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g
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Red Wine-Braised Lamb Shoulder