Roast lamb shoulder

Roast Lamb Shoulder

Full instructions for fail-proof roast lamb shoulder! The best boneless lamb shoulder roast recipe out there with tips and tricks to ensure success in the kitchen!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, German, International
Keyword lamb shoulder roast, roast lamb shoulder
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 546 kcal


  • 2.5 lbs lamb shoulder (1200g, out of fridge at least 1 hour before starting to preheat oven!!)
  • 2.5 oz butter (70g, room temperature!!)
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • sea salt
  • Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F (230°C).

  2. Wash and destalk rosemary and chop finely.
  3. Wash and zest lemon.
  4. Peel and crush 3 cloves of garlic.
  5. With your fingers mix butter, rosemary, crushed garlic, lemon peel, salt and pepper together until very well combined.
  6. Cover the lamb shoulder with rosemary lemon butter all over. Make sure all sides are covered in butter. I used my hands. Then place it in a ovenproof dish.
  7. Place in the oven and reduce heat to 350 F (180°C) and roast for 50-75 minutes depending on desired doneness (more explanation in recipe post).
  8. Once roasted, take out of the oven and let it rest for at least 10 minutes without cutting into it. This is to ensure the meat sucks up all its released juices again.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Roast Lamb Shoulder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 546 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 225mg75%
Sodium 617mg27%
Potassium 827mg24%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.4g0%
Protein 56g112%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 11.6mg14%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.