Spanish Lamb

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Jess Lacey
Jess Lacey
Grazers partner and farmer

Spanish Lamb

Jess’ top tip – no matter the age, every member of your household will love this one!

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  • 1kg lamb shoulder
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion , roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper , halved, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper , halved, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 green pepper , halved, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves , diced
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 250ml medium sherry
  • 250ml lamb stock
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • cooked couscous and seasonal greens , to serve


Make sure your lamb isn’t too damp – pat it dry with kitchen paper if you need to, otherwise it won’t colour well. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large casserole dish and brown the lamb over a high heat in batches (if you crowd the pan the meat will sweat and not brown). Remove with a slotted spoon as you go. When all the lamb is browned, add the remaining oil and cook the onion and peppers over a medium heat until the onion is golden and the vegetables are softened. Add the garlic and paprika, and cook for a further 1 min, then add the sherry and bring to a simmer.

Put all the lamb back in the pan, along with the stock and honey. Season and bring to just under the boil. Turn the heat down, cover the pan and leave to cook very gently for 2 hrs, turning the meat every so often.

In the last half hour of cooking time, remove the lid so that the sherry and stock can reduce. If the dish has not thickened add a sprinkling of corn flour You want to end up with completely tender meat in a flavoursome gravy – how long this takes will depend on how wide your pan is so you may need to give it longer than 30 mins. Serve with couscous and seasonal greens.