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Lamb Shanks in the Slow Cooker

Updated on July 12, 2014

Not your mother's lamb shanks

Lamb Shanks have changed remarkably since my mother cooked them.

The lamb shanks themselves are still the same, it's the ingredients and method of cooking that my mother wouldn't recognise.

Shanks were once classed in the frugality basket but, although they're still great value for money, you can produce a gourmet meal from this old favourite.

Susanna Duffy

Brown the meat first. The slow cooker isn't about hurling everything in and turning it on.

Cook time: 10 hours
Ready in: 10 hours
Yields: 2

Ingredients

  • Two lamb shanks
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 medium onions
  • bay leaf
  • teaspoon brown sugae
  • sprig rosemary
  • clove garlic

Instructions

  1. Brown shanks in a heavy pan
  2. Add chopped carrots and onions to the slow cooker.
  3. With a slotted spoon, remove shanks to a large plate or board. Score the outside of the lamb shanks and rub crushed garlic into them, sprinkle on a little salt, add shanks to the slow cooker
  4. Add the sugar, wine, bay leaf and stock.
  5. Cook for either 10 hours on low or 6 hours on high.
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Don't use too much liquid. If the shanks look like they're in a bathtub, take off the lid for a wile so the liquid can go away.

Cook Time

Prep Time: Overnight marinade

Total Time: Overnight + 1 and 1/4 hours

Serves: 2

You can cook Lamb Shanks in the oven too

  • 2 lamb shanks
  • sprig rosemary
  • garlic clove bruised
  • 1/2 lemon juiced and zested
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • teaspoon olive oil
  • teaspoon brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Put shanks in a bowl with all of the ingredients and leave to marinate overnight (12 hours).
  2. When ready to cook, place the shanks and the marinade liquids into a baking dish and cook for about an hour.
  3. Turn over halfway through the cooking time.
  4. Let it stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Lamb Shanks from Nicko's Kitchen - in cranberry sauce

Cook Book for Meat on the Bone

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    • Ronlove LM profile image

      Ronlove LM 

      5 years ago

      Now this lens makes me hungry! Awesome!

    • Elle-Dee-Esse profile image

      Lynne Schroeder 

      6 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      Lamb Shanks are a favourite in our household in fact I have some in the fridge right now for later in the week. Mm, mmm!

    • SaintFrantic profile image

      SaintFrantic 

      6 years ago

      Now I'm going to eat something.So tasty looking lens.Thanks for sharing

    • Paul Ward profile image

      Paul 

      6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Yum, servd with boiled Anya spuds, peas and carrots.

      Shanks are a popular restaurant dish on the UK - which means what used to be a cheap cut of meat now costs a large amount, sadly.

    • Paul Ward profile image

      Paul 

      6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Yum, servd with boiled Anya spuds, peas and carrots.

      Shanks are a popular restaurant dish on the UK - which means what used to be a cheap cut of meat now costs a large amount, sadly.

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