The hard-working shoulder muscles make this cut tougher than the glamorous, tender lamb rack or loin. But it has its own delicious secrets tucked into the cartilage, bone and generous intramuscular fat.
When slow-braised, the shoulder reveals rich gelatin and juices that create a sticky sauce in the pan. The fork-tender meat holds deep flavor. And it's forgiving; hard to overcook, just leave it in the oven for a few hours, and come back to a glistening and glorious roasted lamb shoulder.
Serve with seasonal vegetables, whether of the root variety, sweet peas or fresh fava beans. A rustic loaf of bread will come in handy to soak up the pan juices.
Just the facts
- 100% grass-fed
- Humanely raised on spacious pastures
- No antibiotics or hormones from birth
- Healthy source of lean protein, minerals and B vitamins
- Delicious, sweet, tender meat
- Ships in an uncooked state
- Product of Australia
- For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing
Our goal in all we do is to provide healthy and delicious meat that comes from a clean and sustainable environment. We are dedicated to finding ranchers and farmers that share our vision of a more humane and sustainable way of rearing livestock. That’s why we work only with those who respect nature and focus on the best animal welfare practices.
D’Artagnan sources lamb from Australia, where there is a strong tradition of pasturing these woolly ruminants. Our humanely-raised lamb comes from a clean and natural, free-range environment where the young animals graze on grasses like rye and clover in spacious pastures and semi-arid rangelands.
Most importantly, when lambs are raised this way there is no need for antibiotics to prevent disease, as is common in crowded feedlot conditions. Our lambs are never, ever administered antibiotics, hormones or any other unpleasant substances.
The Border Leicester-Merino, Dorset and White Suffolk cross-breed sheep are raised to maturity in 6 months, instead of the more typical 9-12 months. The idyllic growing conditions, low-stress environment and the young age of the lambs all ensure a clean, mild-tasting meat that is never gamey.