I also like this one from Anne Burrell.
I think it would adapt well to a lamb shoulder. It's more savory than sweet and I'd simply brown the shoulder in whatever I had available (a dutch oven isn't necessary) and cook it in the crock pot on medium for about 4+ hours until I liked the texture of the lamb.
Remove as much of the fat from the lamb as possible
Coarsely chopped onion (1 cup)
Cut carrots into 1/2 inch pieces to make 1 cup carrots,
Peel and crush 3 cloves garlic
Peel land chop 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
¼ cup golden raisins
3/4 cups apricots that have been cut into 1/4 inch pieces.
Set aside 1/3 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup orange or other favorite honey
Heat some oil in a large pan. Dry off the lamb with a towel and rub it with salt and pepper.
When the oil is hot, brown the lamb richly on all sides.
Bring enough chicken stock to cover about ¾ of the lamb in the crock pot to a saucepan and heat it to boiling point.
Set crock pot to high .....
Pour about a cup of the chicken broth into your crock pot.
1 No. 2 can (20 ounces) chopped peeled tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
Stir to combine all ingredients.
Allow ingredients to heat through (about 20 minutes)
Lay the lamb on the bed of vegetables
Pour the remaining stock over all, put cover on the crock pot and cook at medium for about 4 hours.
Spread a mixture of orange honey (other honey will work) mixed with 1/4 cup golden raisins
over top of the lamb.
You're welcome. When combining the orange juice, chicken stock, etc., add them a little at a time and taste the results so you can make adjustments to suit your preferences. Some folks prefer the finished dish to be on the sweeter side, others prefer that the sweetness be a little bit reserved.
let's not be nasty-
I am retired and live in Broward County, Florida.
My son and daughter in law live in Northern N.J.
It was Not a subtle joke.
I enjoy vacationing with my family and children
There r worse places to vacation-
I plan on going into NYC and to do some food shopping.
To each his own.
and where DO U vacation?
maybe u might understand if u were a parent!
AND WHY DO U LIVE IN SOUTHERN N.J.?