Ingredients

Lamb shoulder
  • 1 oyster blade lamb shoulder (approx. 750g)
  • 150g mint
  • 150g rosemary
  • 100g olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 250g water
Pumpkin mash
  • 1 butternut pumpkin, skinned and diced into 2cm cubes
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced thinly
  • 1 shallot, peeled
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml milk
Roast sweet potatoes
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 8 pieces
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 100ml veg oil
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic
Chargrilled broccolini
  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • 100ml olive oil
Black sesame yoghurt
  • 150g black sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 500g yoghurt
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • Salt

Method

Step 1

Set oven to 155°C. In a blender, add the mint, rosemary, salt and oil. Blend to a paste. Rub on the lamb and place in a deep tray. Pour the water and stock into the tray and place in the oven for 3-4 hours, until the meat falls from the bone

Step 2

In a small pan roast the black sesame seeds, being careful not to burn them, remove from the pan and cool. Once cooled, place them in a blender, add honey and blitz until smooth. Combine the yoghurt, lemon and salt in a bowl and add the blended paste. Set-aside until serving.

Step 3

In a pot, add a little oil and heat. Add the shallot, garlic and pumpkin and cook on a medium heat for 2-3 mins, making sure not to add any colour. Add the thyme and cook for another 1-2 mins. Add the stock and milk and cook slowly for 10 mins. Once cooked, drain excess liquid off and mash. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Place the sweet potato in a pot of salted water and boil until just cooked. Drain the water and shake the pot to give the sweet potato some rough edges that will crisp nicely when roasted. Place in a deep tray with the oil, garlic and rosemary and put in the oven at 230°C for 10 minutes. Turn and cook for another 10 mins until crispy.

Step 5

While the sweet potato is cooking, put a pot of salted water on the stove and bring to the boil. Place the broccolini in and cook for 3 mins then run under cold water to stop them cooking. To chargrill, cook the broccolini either on the BBQ or in a pan on high for 8-10 mins, turning occasionally until charred and tender. Pour some olive oil over and toss in a bowl with salt to serve.

Tips

For a quick and easy alternative to the black sesame yoghurt, you can use a good quality Greek yoghurt and stir in some honey, lemon and salt.

To save time on the pumpkin mash, put the pumpkin, stock and milk in a pot for 15 minutes then mash and season.