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Author Notes: The flavour of this dish is just extremely amazing. You can prepare pork shoulder the same way. We love that you can prepare it in advance, and don't worry about it for 4 hours. The meat just falls off the bone, because the meat becomes soft, tender and moist. It goes great with braised carrots, cooked spelt, bread stuffing. You have to make this for your family, they will love you forever. Unbelievably delicious! —jernejkitchen
- 100 grams stale bread, sliced on small cubes
- 100 grams milk, lukewarm
- 1 piece onion, large
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 60 grams dried mushrooms, mixed
- 30 grams pancetta
- 2 pieces prunes
- 1 tablespoon cognac
- 1 sprig thyme
- 1 teaspoon chives, fresh, chopped
- 1 teaspoon sage, chopped
- 1 piece egg
- 1 pinch black pepper
Stuffed braised lamb shoulder
- 2000 grams lamb shoulder, boned
- 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 2 pieces onions, large
- 1 pinch sea salt and black pepper
- 1 pinch large carrot, diced on small chunks
- 1 garlic head, large
- 150 milliliters white wine
- First prepare the bread stuffing. Place bread cubes in a bowl. Add chopped dried mushrooms, a pinch of salt and pour over lukewarm milk. Combine well and set aside.
- Dice the onion and pancetta. Set a saucepan over a medium high heat. Add diced pancetta and onion and fry until it becomes lovely golden - brown. Slice prunes on thin slices. Add them to the saucepan. When it all smells amazing and has a lovely colour, add cognac and remove from the heat. Stir well. Add the herbs, chopped thyme, chives and sage. Add the mix to the bowl with bread. Leave for it to cool down a bit.
- Separate the egg yolk and egg white. Add the egg yolk to a cooled bread mixture and stir well. Whisk the egg white, until you get a soft peak. Fold the egg white gently into the bread mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. At this point you can bake your bread stuffing or use it to stuff lamb shoulder.
- Lamb shoulder. Brush the inner side of a lamb shoulder with a thin layer of dijon mustard. Lightly season with salt and black pepper. Spread the bread stuffing down the middle of the opened shoulder. Roll the shoulder tightly and tie it up as tightly as you can, using 6 pieces of kitchen string.
- Preheat the oven to 240 °C / 465 °F. Place the onions, cut on quarters, large chunks of carrots, halved onion head in the baking tray. Place the rolled lamb shouled on it. Bake at 220 °C / 430 °F for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile bring the white wine to a boil in a saucepan over a medium high heat. Boil for 2 minutes, so that the alcohol evaporates. Pour the white wine into a baking tray with lamb and bake for another 3 ½ - 4 hours at 150 °C / 300 °F. Cover tightly with thin foil. After 3 hours remove the foil and bake for another ½ hour, or until the meat is nice and soft.
- Serve your braised, stuffed lamb shoulder with bread stuffing and braised carrots.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Family's Best Thanksgiving Recipe