Yes, you read it right!  Our Mojito Jam was used to glaze this wonderful lamb shoulder.  It gives a wonderful sweet and tangy flavor to the earthy flavors in the roast.  The Rosemary Potatoes are a savory side to complete the dish.  Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 – 5 lbs Lamb Shoulder Roast
  • 1 Jar of Flavour in a Jar MOJITO JAM
  • Greek seasoning (or any spices and seasoning to taste).
  • Roasting Pan

Potatoes Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs Russet Potatoes (any amount can be used here the recipe is very adjustable)
  • 2 – 4 Tablespoons Butter or Oil of Choice
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons dried Rosemary, crushed (more or less for taste)
  • Aluminum Foil

Directions:  Preheat oven to 250° F

  • Trim any excess fat from the roast.
  • Liberally coat the roast with Greek Seasoning.
  • Place roast in pan and pour approximately 1 Cup water in the bottom of the pan to prevent drying. (The low and slow cooking will help with this too).
  • Cover and place the roasting pan in the oven.  Cooking time is approximately 1 hour per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 160 – 180° F.
  • 1 hour before the end of the cooking time, remove roaster from the oven, and BASTE the roast liberally with the Mojito Jam.  Cover and place back in oven to finish cooking.
  • Once the cooking is complete, remove from the oven and allow to stand for 5 to 10 minutes to rest.

Potato Directions:

  • Wash and cut up potatoes into chunks.  You can leave the skin on if you thoroughly wash before cutting.
  • Place chunked potato on a section of aluminum foil big enough to allow a thin layer of potatoes.
  • Place chunks of butter on top of the potatoes or drizzle oil over the top.
  • Take the dried rosemary, and rub it in the palm of your hand to break it up into smaller pieces, and sprinkle over potatoes.
  • If you would like other DRY seasoning for the potatoes, here is where you add it.
  • Roll the foil into a pouch and place in the oven next to the roast towards the end of cook time.  REMEMBER:  the oven temperature is pretty low, so the potatoes may take a bit longer than usual to finish.  Test them with a fork for doneness.  They should be soft with a slight resistance, not fall apart.

Pretty easy dinner idea.  The only complication is remembering that the oven is at a low temperature, so cooking times will be longer that anticipated.  ENJOY!!!