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Zahav Lamb Shoulder Recipe

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zahav lamb shoulder recipe

As of my last knowledge update in January 2024, I don’t have access to specific recipes, including one for Zahav’s lamb shoulder. However, I can offer you a general recipe for roasted lamb shoulder that you can adapt or use as a reference. Please note that this is not a Zahav-specific recipe, and for an authentic Zahav dish, you may want to consult their official cookbooks or reach out to them directly.

Roasted Lamb Shoulder Recipe:


  • 1 lamb shoulder, bone-in (about 4-5 pounds)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dry white wine

zahav lamb shoulder recipe


1. Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).

2. Prepare the Lamb Shoulder:

  • Pat the lamb shoulder dry with paper towels.
  • In a small bowl, mix together minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and olive oil to create a paste.

3. Season the Lamb:

Rub the garlic and herb paste all over the lamb shoulder, making sure to coat it evenly.

4. Sear the Lamb (Optional):

For added flavor, you can sear the lamb in a hot skillet for a few minutes on each side until browned.

5. Place in Roasting Pan:

Put the lamb shoulder in a roasting pan. Pour chicken or vegetable broth and white wine into the bottom of the pan.

6. Roast in the Oven:

Cover the roasting pan with foil and roast in the preheated oven for about 3-4 hours, or until the lamb is tender and easily pulls apart with a fork.

7. Baste Occasionally:

Baste the lamb occasionally with the juices in the pan to keep it moist.

8. Rest and Serve:

Once done, let the lamb rest for about 15-20 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to redistribute.

9. Optional Sauce:

You can use the pan juices to make a simple sauce by reducing them on the stovetop and adjusting the seasoning.

Remember, this is a general recipe, and for an authentic Zahav-inspired dish, you may need to refer to their specific recipes or techniques. Enjoy your cooking!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for a Lamb Shoulder Recipe:

Where can I find the Zahav Lamb Shoulder recipe?

The Zahav Lamb Shoulder recipe is likely available in the Zahav cookbook by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook. You may also find adaptations or variations of the recipe online.

What ingredients are typically used for Zahav Lamb Shoulder?

Ingredients may include lamb shoulder, various spices (such as cumin, coriander, and paprika), olive oil, garlic, lemon, and other seasonings.

Can I use a different cut of lamb?

While the recipe may be specifically designed for lamb shoulder, you can experiment with other cuts. However, cooking times and results may vary.

How do I ensure the lamb shoulder is tender?

Slow cooking at a low temperature is often key to achieving tender lamb shoulder. Marinating the meat before cooking can also enhance tenderness.

Can I make this recipe in advance?

Some recipes allow for preparation in advance. Follow the instructions in the recipe or cookbook for guidance on storing and reheating.

What sides pair well with Zahav Lamb Shoulder?

Traditional Middle Eastern sides like hummus, tabbouleh, or a simple salad can complement lamb dishes. You may also consider couscous, roasted vegetables, or a yogurt-based sauce.

How do I adapt the recipe for dietary restrictions?

Adjust the ingredients based on dietary needs. For example, use gluten-free spices, replace certain ingredients, or modify cooking methods to suit your preferences.

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