Barbecue Lamb Roast

This way to cook lamb roast is a great in more than one way. If you are one of those lamb ‘haters’ that have had an unfortunate experience, you should not be afraid to try this.

Most people have tried to eat lamb, thinking that they eat a hundred year old sheep – it tastes like wet wool, growth in your mouth and has a horrible aftertaste. Such an experience can ruin everything, but we promise that this time you will experience the true glory of lamb meat (and hopefully forget all about the bad experiences).


Ingredients (6 servings)

1 lamb shoulder

2 shallots

1 whole garlic

1/2 stick butter

1 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

1/4 cup almonds, roasted

Olive oil

4 tbsp. Italian seasoning

1 cup red wine


Begin by making the breadcrumbs. Take what correspond to 1 1/2 cup of leftover bread (we alway have some in the freezer) and cut it into small cubes. Bake in the oven at 400F for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Set a side.

Chop the shallots, almonds and half of the garlic cloves finely – keep separate.

Remove the bone from the lamb shoulder (if you buy it at your local butcher, you can ask him to do it). Spread out some olive oil on the inside of the lamb shoulder and sprinkle it with 2 tbsp. of Italian seasoning and the chopped garlic.

Mix the breadcrumbs with the chopped shallots and almonds, grated parmesan cheese and put on top of the all the other ingredients. Top it of with thin slices of butter (make sure that you can close the meat completely – if not, you have used t much stuffing).

Tie up the lamb shoulder together and make sure that the stuffing can’t fall out. Take a small kitchen knife and cut small incisions on the outside of the tied meat. Stuff the incisions with the rest of the garlic cloves. Top it of with olive oil and the remaining 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning.

Place the stuffed lamb shoulder in a cast iron pan or an ovenproof tray. Pour in the red wine and 2 tbsp. butter. Let rest in the fridge while prepping the (kettle) grill.


Set the grill for indirect heating (coal in one side). The temperature should be around 320F. The meat should cook approximately 30 minutes per pound or until it the internal temperature reaches 158F.

Set the cast iron pan with the meat in the middle of the grill and put on the lit. Turn the pan halfway through the cooking process, so it gets cook evenly on both sides. Remove from the grill when it has reached the target temperature and let rest for 10-15 minutes.


Remove the tie and cut the meat into thick slices and serve as part of a greek barbecue lamb sandwich 🙂


Bon Appétit!

Ingredients (6 servings)

1 lamb shoulder

2 shallots

1 whole garlic

56 g butter

3.75 dl breadcrumbs

0.6 dl parmesan cheese, grated

0.6 dl almonds, roasted

Olive oil

4 tbsp. Italian seasoning

2.5 dl red wine



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