Sometimes despite all your best efforts, you fail to impress.
Though I know that shoulder is not the best cut of lamb, I hoped that a little slow cooking would make it tender.
However that didn’t work out as I hoped, though elements of the joint were tender, other bits were quite chewy or had a lot of gristle.
Another problem I had was that I bought this ready boned and rolled and as a result the “heart” of the joint was solid fat! Not particularly pleasant.
Overall I was disappointed, the last shoulder joint I had cooked was really nice, this wasn’t.