Take your time with these slow-cooked lamb recipes

When it comes to cooking things low and slow, lamb is our protein of choice.

Twelve-hour spiced lamb shoulder with saffron pilaf
Lamb is the protein of choice when it comes to slow-cooking. As always, it's the secondary cuts that will be your saviour, provided you have a bit of time of your side. Our lamb shoulder with Israeli couscous and labne results in fall-apart meat, so too Shane Delia's recipe for 12-hour roast lamb shoulder with pistachio and green-olive tabbouleh. There's also lamb in stews, in braises, in curries – the hard bit will be deciding which recipe to choose.