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Philippa’s Slow Roasted Pomegrante Lamb


Philippa is my MasterChef mom, who was in the top 3. She is an incredible chef, amazing woman and dear friend.




Since MCSA, she has become a private chef. Her company, Love and Lemons, offers small function catering, and will serve you sublime meals in your own home or transport business clients away from the office to enjoy unusual or comforting tastes.




Love and Lemons can be reached on 084 681 8332. You can also check out the Facebook page by searching for Love and Lemons Food or MasterChef SA Philippa Robinson.


Philippa joined me at the GFWS on the SCSC stage, and created the most incredible slow roasted lamb.


Slow Roasted Pomegranate Molasses Lamb Shoulder with Pomegranate Salad

  • Featured image is as of the same recipe but with fillet last months Liberty Women’s Day Lunch . I was invited as the guest chef and a key note speaker.



4 Tbsp pomegranate molasses

1 tsp ground cumin

Juice of 1 lemon

2 garlic cloves, crushed


Mix together in bowl


3 onions, roughly chopped

1.6kg shoulder of lamb


  1. Lay lamb on bed of chopped onion in roasting dish (snug fit)
  2. Cover with molasses mix
  3. Rinse out bowl with +-200ml warm water and pour around (not over!) lamb
  4. Cover with parchment and snugly fitting foil
  5. Roast at 160 degrees for 3 hours
  6. Remove covering and roast for 30 minutes, until lamb colours nicely
  7. Lift lamb, and separate fat from juice. Reduce juice by boiling on stove top, and pour over meat to serve




Seeds from 2 pomegranates

Handful of flat leaf parsley leaves

100g watercress or baby spinach

1 small red onion

1Tbsp olive oil


Mix all salad ingredients together, and season with salt and black pepper





If pomegranate molasses is not available, you can use honey and pomegranate juice instead of water.


The meat falls off the bone, and if there are any leftovers, I can assure you this will make the most divine sandwich.


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Comments (One comment)

  • Philippa
    September 16, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    A lovely tribute from one of my special people. Thank you Claire Allen. Ps also works with Chicken. But only cook for 1 1/2 hours.

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