Slow Cooked Breast of Lamb with Caribbean Spices Slow Cooked Breast of Lamb with Caribbean Spices

Slow Cooked Breast of Lamb with Caribbean Spices

A delicious barbecue or alfresco recipe featuring boneless breast of lamb marinated in Caribbean spices. A sure hit for all the family.

prep time
15 mins

cook time
2 hours 20 minutes

6 people

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  • Salt



  • 900g-1.3kg lean boneless lamb breast (unrolled)
  • 2 small onions, peeled and quartered
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers, deseeded and halved
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 x 15g pack fresh thyme leaves
  • 100ml dark soy sauce
  • 50ml dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. To prepare the marinade; put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Place the lamb breast on a chopping board and make several slashes on each side with a sharp knife. Transfer to a shallow dish. Using rubber or disposable gloves rub the marinade over the lamb on both sides. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 150°C, 130°C Fan, Gas Mark 2. Remove the lamb from the marinade and transfer to a roasting rack in a foil-lined roasting tin. Cover with foil and roast slowly for 1 hour 40 minutes, or until the lamb is tender.
  4. Finish off the lamb on a prepared barbecue or under a preheated moderate grill for 10 minutes, turning once. Slice the lamb into strips and serve with prepared roasted vegetables.


If preferred use a prepared Caribbean `jerk’ paste or seasoning of your choice. Alternatively, cook the lamb breast on the BBQ for 3 hours (over indirect heat), turning once after 45 minutes.