Slow cooked lamb recipes

Top Slow cooked lamb recipes

Butcher Advice

Best cuts for slow cooked lamb recipes

Whole lamb forequarter can be diced into cubes for use a delicious slow cooked lamb dish.

Lamb and red bean casserole

Lamb green curry


Meaty bone-in pieces like lamb shanks contribute rich and robust flavours to slow cooked lamb recipes.

Braised lamb shanks with Thai red curry sauce

Lamb and bean soup


A lamb shoulder can be slow roasted in the oven or diced and made into slow cook curry or casserole.

Lamb and apple cider braise

Lamb korma curry


Buying tips

  1. When you’re using diced lamb, ask the butcher to cut the lamb into 2.5-3cm cubes to give your slow  cooked dish consistency in texture and flavour.
  2. If lamb shanks are large, ask the butcher to cut them in half, it makes them easier to fit in the casserole dish or baking dish and it also helps release the flavour from the bones.

Tips & Techniques

Essential steps for a slow cooked lamb recipe

  1. Coat the meat with oil rather than adding oil to the pan so the meat browns well.
  2. Brown the meat in small batches. Keep the heat at medium-high. Remove meat from pan, add the liquid and bring liquid to the boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low, so the liquid is at simmering point before returning the browned meat to the pan.
  4. Check that the dish simmers gently during cooking. Stir occasionally and adjust the heat if needed.

What’s the best pan?

A mid-sized, deep-sided enamelled cast-iron saucepan is a good all-round choice; it is great for browning meat and simmering on the cooktop, as well as for use in the oven.

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