Slow-cooked Greek lamb with chilli garlic broccolini

Tender and completely delicious.

  • 5 hrs 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Tender lamb shoulder slow-cooked in Greek flavours of oregano, lemon and bay leaves serve with chilli garlic broccolini for a complete meal.
Make two meals for the price of one and save leftover lamb and reserve one-third (150g) of the broccolini for slow cooked lamb pasta recipe.
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  • 1 medium brown onions (150g), cut into wedges
  • 4 cloves garlic, unpeeled, bruised
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 x 10cm sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1.6 kg lamb shoulder on the bone
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock
  • 1 medium lemon (140g), cut into wedges
Chilli garlic broccolini
  • ½ cup (125ml) water
  • 2 long fresh red chillis, halved lengthways
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 20 grams butter
  • 400 grams broccolini, trimmed


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 160°C. Oil the base of a large shallow-sided oven tray. Place onion, garlic, bay leaves, rosemary, and lamb on tray. Rub lamb with oil; sprinkle with oregano. Season well.
  • 2
    Pour stock into base of tray; cover tray tightly with foil. Roast lamb for 5 hours.
  • 3
    Increase oven to 200°C. Remove foil from lamb, skim fat from the liquid; spoon pan juices over lamb.
  • 4
    Roast lamb, uncovered, for a further 10 minutes or until juices are reduced and lamb is browned.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, make chilli garlic broccolini. Bring the water, chilli, garlic and butter to the boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Season. Add broccolini; cook, covered, for 4 minutes or until broccolini is tender and water is almost evaporated. Reserve one-third (150g) of the broccolini for slow cooked lamb pasta recipe. Cover and refrigerate.
  • 6
    Serve lamb and pan juices with chilli garlic broccolini and lemon wedges.


It's easier to coarsely shred the lamb for slow-cooked lamb and rosemary pasta while it is still warm; you will need 3 cups (420g) coarsely shredded lamb.This recipe is not suitable to freeze.Serve with roast potato wedges or mash.

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