Braised Lamb Shoulder (page 245)

See the slideshow for wizardly ways to transform braised lamb shoulder

Photographs copyright Peter Knab

Practical Playtime / Jobs For The Kids

  • Weigh or count small but not baby potatoes.
  • Weigh or count small onions.
  • Peel carrots, with as much supervision as your child needs.
  • Measure dark soy sauce.
  • Measure the tomato puree. (Careful here, my boys love doing this, they call it the tomato toothpaste and I have to watch them so that they squirt slowly. It can be messy.)
  • Separate the heads of garlic into cloves. 
  • Measure the cornflour.

My Cooking With Kids Recipe Diary

Jake 4 years 4 months, James 1 year 8 months


Serve the lamb and vegetables as they are. If you haven’t eaten it yourself the little bit at the end of the shank that I can’t stop talking about is the most tender and perfect for younger children. If your kids eat at different times it’s ok to reheat this dish slowly in the microwave. It will also freeze no problem at all.  The softly braised lamb will go a long way in purees for the tiny and toothless.