Delicious lamb shanks

    3 hours

    This meal is full of flavour and perfect for a full roast dinner or simply served with mash. You can use easily change this recipe to your liking. The slow cooking makes the lamb fall of the bone beautifully. This recipe can be used with white wine instead, but either way it tastes lovely.


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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 lamb shanks
    • 1 red onion, diced
    • 1 carrot, diced
    • 1 celery stick, diced
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
    • 250ml vegetable stock
    • 200ml red wine
    • 2 rosemary sprigs
    • 2 thyme sprigs
    • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 6 small tomatoes
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • salt and black pepper to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr30min  ›  Ready in:3hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. Add the olive oil to a large pan over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the shanks and sear on all sides till browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
    3. Add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic to the pan that holds the remaining oil. Cook and stir occasionally until soft. Once softened, add Worcester sauce, veg stock and red wine, stirring in.
    4. Strip the rosemary and thyme and add to the pan as well as tomato puree, tomatoes and tin of chopped tomatoes.
    5. Season and stir, bringing to the boil. Add the lamb back into the pan again and add all the contents of the pan to a ovenproof dish. Cover with lid or foil.
    6. Cook in the oven for 2 1/2 hours, basting the lamb after the first and second hours.
    7. Rest for 10 minutes, then serve!

    Make it in a slow cooker...

    To make this dish in a slow cooker, simply transfer everything to a slow cooker in step 5, then cook for 6 to 8 hours on Low.

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