Rolled Shoulder of Lamb with Roasted Red Pepper and Black Olive Butter

Rolled Shoulder of Lamb with Roasted Red Pepper and Black Olive Butter
Preparation time : 10-15 minutes

Cooking time : 25 minutes per 450g/1lb plus 25 minutes, Well done: 30 minutes per 450g/1lb plus 30 minutes

Oven Temperature : Gas mark 4-5, 180-190°C, 350-375°F

Serves : 4



1 x 1.3kg/3lb lean, boned, and rolled lamb shoulder joint
3 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
15ml/1tbsp olive oil
Red Pepper and Black Olive Butter:
100g/4oz unsalted butter, softened
50g/2oz pitted black olives, finely chopped
150g/5½oz prepared roasted red peppers
30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped mint or thyme


Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4-5, 180-190°C, 350-375°F.
Scatter the thyme leave on a large tray. Unroll the joint (reserving any elasticated meat bands) and coat each side with the thyme leaves. Leave skin side down and season with salt and freshly milled black pepper.
Prepare the red pepper and black olive butter; in a small bowl mix all the ingredients together and spread evenly over the lamb. Roll up and secure with butcher's string or elasticated meat bands.
Place the joint on a metal rack in a large non-stick roasting tin, drizzle with the olive oil and roast in a preheated oven for the preferred, calculated cooking time.
Serve with roasted red peppers and baby aubergines.

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