Weeknight Spiced Braised Lamb Shoulder RecipeI'm one of those people who thinks about the sides or base before thinking about the meat for a meal. As such, I require high-impact meat dishes, and this is one of them. I love lamb shoulder because it's rich without being super gamey like leg of lamb can be. It also cooks down to tender perfection like pulled pork. Ordinarily, this takes a good 3+ hours, but by using shoulder chops, you can get it down to just one.