Slow cooked lamb shanks in red wine

Slow cooked lamb shanks in red wine

Slow cooked lamb shanks in red wine

18 June 2018

We don't think anything beats the comfort of slow-cooked shanks in a beautiful, rich sauce… and it’s that exact feeling that’s inspired this month’s recipe from our kitchen. 

Lamb shanks have become a trendy cut of meat over the past few years or so, and it’s no wonder why - they are delicious, while also being a slightly cheaper cut option. We love slow cooking in winter because it really helps you get the most out of your meat too. The slow cooking process extracts the juices, cartilage, marrow and minerals, all of which are great for your health, while still keeping all the flavour and goodness of the dish. 

And best of all, your house will smell delicious as these little beauties cook..

Ingredients (serves 4):
• 4 lamb shanks
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• Sea salt + cracked pepper
• 2 tablespoons plain flour
• 6 garlic cloves, roughly diced
• 1 onion, roughly diced
• 1 carrot, roughly diced
• 1 leek, roughly diced
• 2 celery stalks, roughly diced
• 1 red chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped
• 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
• 3 tablespoons of tomato paste
• 1 cup of red wine
• 2 x 400g cans of tomatoes
• 1 litre of beef stock
• 1 small bunch of mixed fresh herbs (we suggest thyme, rosemary, parsley and oregano)

Method:
1. Place lamb shanks in a bowl or dish and dust with flour, salt and pepper to create a light coating
2. Heat half the olive oil in a large pan, placing the lamb shanks in and turning until golden brown on all sides
3. Remove lamb shanks from the pan and place into slow cooker
4. Heat remaining olive oil in the same pan and fry the garlic, carrot, leek, onion, celery, chilli and paprika until soft and fragrant.
5. Add tomato paste and red wine to the pan, stir until combined and bring to the boil.
6. Empty contents of pan into the slow cooker, on top of already placed shanks
7. Add tomatoes and beef stock to the slow cooker, as well as the mixed fresh herbs.
8. Cook in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours.
9. Serve hot with your choice of sides.

We served these beautiful shanks with mashed sweet potato and greens, but it's just as mouth-watering with any sides of your choice!

Don’t forget to share with your dinner photos with us too - we love to see what you’ve created with our products. See you in the store soon…

Categories: #Slowweekend recipes, Lamb Recipes

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