Roast lamb shoulder with tarragon and bread stuffing

Roast spring lamb with tarragon and bresd stuffing.
Roast spring lamb with tarragon and bresd stuffing. Photo: Marco Del Grande

An impressive roast everyone will want a piece of.


1 onion, finely diced

6 cloves garlic, minced

80g butter

2 cups breadcrumbs

100g parmesan, grated

1/2 cup tarragon leaves, roughly chopped

Salt and pepper

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 lamb shoulder, blade bone removed and butterflied open (your butcher will do this)


Make the stuffing by lightly frying the onion and garlic in the butter until they are soft but not burnt.

Cool a little before adding the breadcrumbs, parmesan and tarragon. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Open up the lamb shoulder, skin side down on the bench and place the stuffing in the middle, rolling the shoulder like a jam roll.

Using butcher's twine, tie the shoulder securely and place in a baking dish. Cover the skin with the olive oil, season with salt and pepper and roast in a preheated 220C oven for 20 minutes. Lower the temperature to 120C and leave for another 20-30 minutes.

Remove from the oven, place some foil over the top and rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.