Prepare your home for Easter

Prepare your home for Easter

WARNING: Mouth watering reading ahead! Easter's about more than just chocolate at Harris Scarfe. This Easter Sunday Lamb Shoulder recipe from Justine will have your family drooling. Love Cooking? Join our Cooking Club.

Easter is the perfect time to get the family together and celebrate and we have all the things you need to get prepared to host. When it comes to eating together and sharing a meal with family, you can't go past a big lamb roast. Our friend and credible cook Justine Schofield has the perfect recipe that she has kindly shared below. We have also included some perfect roasting and serving product so that you can recreate this at home!

Lamb is a very traditional dish that Justine and her family have on Easter Sunday.

Prepare Your Home For Easter

Justine's Easter Lamb Shoulder

Prep Time: 3 hours

Rating: 3.7/5 (3 voted)


Olive oil, to fry
1.5-2kg lamb shoulder bone-in, shank detached
1 tbs. of good quality smoked paprika
1 tbs. all spice
Salt and pepper
2 onions, sliced
1 bulbs of garlic cut in half
2 carrots, roughly chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
2 tomato, roughly chopped
200ml port
500ml red wine
1.5-2L stock, lamb, chicken or beef


  1. Mix the oil and spices together. Massage into the meat.
  2. Preheat the oven to 150C.
  3. Sear each shoulder on both sides in large pan until golden brown.
  4. Remove and place in a large deep tray.
  5. Sauté the onions, carrot and celery until golden brown.
    Place into the same tray as the meat along with garlic and herbs.
  6. In the pan add the port and then the wine and boil for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Pour over the lamb and then submerge in the stock.
  8. Cover tightly with baking paper and 2 layers of foil. Roast in the oven for
    3 1/2 - 4 hours or until the meat is very soft and pulls away from the bone.
  9. Strain the liquid into medium to large pot and reduce 15-20 minutes
    or until the sauce thickens and a concentrated sauce forms.