Roasted shoulder of lamb – SIKIA Cooking

By SIKIA Cooking


This slow cooked lamb shoulder recipe is like the juiciest, most flavourful, and easy-to-cook dish that you will ever come across.

Here, I share a foolproof recipe that requires minimal effort!


  • 2kg Lamb Shoulder
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients (except the lamb shoulder) to make the marinade.
  2. Make cuts on the fat side of the lamb with a sharp knife, then rub in the marinade, making sure to stuff some of the marinade into the cuts.
  3. Marinate the meat overnight.
  4. Next day, preheat the oven to full heat.
  5. Lay the shoulder lamb on a roasting tray.
  6. Tightly cover the tray with tin foil and place in the oven. Reduce the heat to gas mark 4 and cook for 3 hours.
  7. Once cooked, remove the lamb from the oven and place it on a chopping board. Cover loosely with a tin foil and leave it to rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Place your lamb in a serving plate and you are all done. Time to dig in!
  9. Serving suggestions: spread some garlic mayonnaise in the centre of a pita or wrap; add some lamb and pickles (and any other vegetables you like); roll it up and you have yourself a lamb shawarma! Or, serve it with pilau rice.

SIKIA Cooking – Hi, nice to meet you! My name is Najma. I am based in Manchester, UK.

I specialise in making authentic Marka food – recipes that have been in my family for centuries.

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