About this recipe:I concocted this meal the other day after buying some lamb shoulder, then using some rosemary from the garden and some lemons and white wine that were in the kitchen. It is such a simple and warming stew to make, but it needs some time for hubbling away. The key is to cook long and slow, then the meat will become "melt in the mouth" and so very delicious.
Prepare the lamb if it is shoulder by cutting off most of the meat and chopping into 2cm cubes. Keep some of the meat on the bone as this will become easy to cut off after cooking. Put the meat pieces and bones into a large pot.
Add the olive oil, juice of the lemons and glass of white wine to the meat.
Add the cinnamon quills, chopped rosemary, one or two grinds of black pepper and a pinch of salt. Give it all a stir around.
Put the oven on to 160 C / Gas 2 1/2. Put the lid onto the pot, then heat the meat over a gentle heat on the hob, and simmer for 30 minutes. Open the lid, give the stew a stir, then replace the lid and put into the oven. Cook for 2 – 3 hours.
Either eat straight away or the next day. Serve with rice and vegetables, and some freshly baked bread to soak up any of the dripping on your plate.