• 1 shoulder of lamb, on the bone, or two half shoulders
  • 12 - 16 shallots, peeled and halved
  • 2 bulbs garlic, halved widthways
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 ml white wine
  • 500 ml chicken stock
  • 750 g small new or Anya potatoes, halved
  • 3 sweet pointed peppers, halved, deseeded and sliced chunkily
  • 3 tbsp clear honey
  • 200 g feta, crumbled
  • 25 g dill, roughly chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • harissa or other chilli sauce, to serve


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 150°C, fan 130°C, gas 2. Put the lamb in a large roasting tin with the shallots and garlic halves. Toast the coriander seeds in a small frying pan until fragrant, then crush using a pestle and mortar. Rub into the lamb with some salt and pepper, then drizzle the meat generously with oil. Pour in the wine and stock and cover the tin with foil. Bake for 2½ hours.

  2. 2

    Remove the foil, add the potatoes and peppers to the tin and drizzle the honey over the lamb. Return to the oven, covered, for a further 1½-1¾ hours, or until the potatoes and lamb are tender.

  3. 3

    Transfer the lamb to a board. With a slotted spoon, transfer the garlic, shallots, potatoes and peppers to a warm platter. Cover to keep warm.

  4. 4

    Put the roasting tin over direct heat on the hob and bubble to reduce the juices to about 600ml. Tip into a jug and skim off the excess fat from the top, then briefly reheat in the tin and season to taste.

  5. 5

    Carve the lamb into chunks and layer with the vegetables, feta, dill and lemon zest on the platter. Serve with harissa.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 2989kj 714kcal 36%
  • Fat 33.8g 48%
  • Saturates 15.8g 79%
  • Sugars 15.8g 18%
  • Salt 2.2g 37%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 502kj/120kcal

Each serving provides

6.4g carbohydrate 1.0g fibre 10.2g protein

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