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Lamb Shoulder with Beetroot and Feta

Matt Moran serves up this delicious lamb recipe in episode 35 of Everyday Gourmet.


  • 600 g braised lamb shoulder

  • 200 g pickled golden beetroot, cut into quarters

  • 100 g Persian feta, crumbled

  • ½ bunch mint, picked

  • 15 g preserved lemons, julienned

  • 1 bunch silverbeet

  • 50 ml olive oil

  • 1 lemon

  • Braised lamb shoulder ingredients

  • 1 kg lamb shoulder, boned out and fat removed

  • 1 carrot

  • 1 brown onion

  • 1 stick celery

  • 2 litres chicken stock

  • 50 g butter

  • 1 bouquet garni

  • Pickled golden beetroots

  • 500 g baby gold beetroot

  • 1 litre water

  • 200 ml chardonnay vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • 1.

    To prepare the pickled beetroot, wash and trim the beetroots. Place in a saucepan with the water, vinegar and salt and bring to the boil. Lower the temperature then simmer for approximately 15 minutes until they are tender. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Using a glove to prevent stained hands, peel away the stalks. Store the beetroots in the pickling liquid.

  • 2.

    To prepare the braised lamb shoulder, pre heat the oven to 150°C. Season the lamb with salt and pepper. Heat a little oil in a fry pan and when hot, add in the lamb. Cook until golden brown. In a saucepan heat a little butter then add in the vegetables. Cook the vegetables until they are brown then add in the lamb and the bouquet garni. Cover with chicken stock and enclose with a lid. Braise in the oven for an hour to an hour and a half or until tender. Leave to cool in the liquid then remove the meat from the bone. Roughly chop into small pieces.

  • 3.

    Remove the stems from the silverbeet then quickly sauté the leaves in a little oil until tender. Drain the leaves on paper towel then season with salt and pepper and a few drops of lemon juice.

  • 4.

    To serve, place the silverbeet leaves on a large plate. Spoon the lamb on top of the silverbeet the scatter over the preserved lemon, mint, feta and golden beetroots. Season with salt and pepper then drizzle over a little olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.


Preparation Time: 2 hours

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