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Sat 02/06/2018

The Little Brown Jug

The Little Borown Jug
Chiddingstone Causeway,
Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8JJ

Tel: 01892 870318


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Braised Penshurst lamb

Served with Kentish potato mash, English asparagus, spring greens and a Staplehurst cherry reduction.

Serves 4


  • 4 x half shoulders of lamb
  • 250g chopped carrots
  • 250g sliced leeks
  • 250g sliced celery
  • 250g diced onion
  • 1 x bottle of red wine
  • 1 x litre beef stock
  • 100g x tomato puree
  • 1 x whole crushed bulb garlic
  • 1 x bunch prepared English asparagus
  • 1 x kilo peeled, chopped Kentish potatoes
  • 150g butter
  • ˝ pint cream
  • ˝ x pound stoned Staplehurst cherries
  • 6 x sprigs rosemary
Pre heat oven to 200c.

Place shoulders into large roasting dish, along with the vegetables. Cover with wine and add tomato puree, rosemary, garlic & beef stock making sure the lamb shoulders are 2/3 submerged in liquid. Cover dish with foil and roast for 4 hours.

After 3.5 hours boil the potatoes until soft. Drain off water and mash with cream and butter. Season to taste.
Whilst potatoes are boiling bring a pan of salted water to boil, add asparagus and simmer for 4 minutes.

Remove and add to a hot frying pan with butter and spring greens, warm through.

Remove shoulders, drain liquid and skim the fat.

Place liquid into saucepan and bring to boil. Add cherries and simmer until liquid is reduced to consistency of sauce.