Crusted Lamb Shoulder with Beetroot Salad
Matt cooks up a feast with his Middle Eastern inspired slow roasted lamb shoulder
Air Date: 12 Jul 2018
Matt's recipe is full of Middle Eastern flavours, starring a roasted pistachio and orange lamb shoulder, served with vibrant roasted beetroot and aromatic toum
Recipe by: Matt Preston
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- Matt Preston
- Brown Onion
- Cumin Seeds
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Instant Coffee
- Lemon Juice
- Olive Oil
- Orange Zest
- Rock Salt
- Sea Salt
- Self-raising Flour
- Sunflower Oil
- Preheat oven to 220C.
- For the Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Pistachio and Orange, place onions into a food processor and blitz to a purée. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the quartered orange and onion, and blitz to combine. Coat the top surface of the lamb in the marinade mixture.
- Lay the orange and onion quarters into a roasting tray. Place the marinated lamb on top. Place in the oven at 220C to roast for 30 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to 130C, and continue to roast until tender for 4-5 hours. The meat is ready when it pulls apart easily.
- For the Roasted Beetroot, spread the rock salt into a shallow roasting dish to crate an even layer. Drizzle beetroots with olive oil and wrap individually in aluminium foil. Place the wrapped beetroots onto the bed of rock salt. Roast in the oven 130C until tender, about 90 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly, and then peel the beetroots by using the foil to slide the skin off. Cut the beetroots into quarters and set aside.
- For the Toum, place the garlic cloves into a small saucepan and add just enough milk to cover. Place over medium heat and bring to the boil. Drain and discard the milk. Place the garlic cloves back into the saucepan, cover with fresh milk and bring to the boil again. Drain and discard the milk. Repeat this blanching process once more then drain the garlic cloves.
- Place the garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into a stick blender canister and use a stick blender to blitz to a smooth paste. Slowly add the sunflower oil and continue to blitz until emulsified and thickened. Blitz until fully incorporated and lightened in colour. Season with salt to taste..If the tomb does not emulsify, add in one egg white and blitz to combine.
- For the Instant Flat Bread, place the yoghurt and 1 cup of flour in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add more flour, ¼ cup at a time, until the dough is soft and malleable. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 18 apricot sized balls. Roll each ball out thinly into a disc.
- Heat a little oil in a frypan over medium heat. Add the dough discs, a few at a time and fry, turning when the flatbread bubbles and colours on the underside. Wipe out the frypan and repeat with the remaining dough discs.
- To serve, pull the lamb into small pieces using 2 forks and scatter onto a serving platter. Scatter the Roasted Beetroot over the lamb. Sprinkle some chopped dates, feta, pomegranate seeds, parsley leaves, mint and pistachios. Finish with then finish with a scatter of pomegranate seeds and dates. Dollop some Greek yoghurt over the top then finish with some orange zest. Serve Instant Flat Bread and Toum on the side.