Slow-cooked lamb shank

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slow-cooked lamb shank

There are few things as mouthwatering as a tender lamb shank falling off the bone. Impress with this slow-cooked lamb shank recipe by Ntwenhle Gcabashe 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Serves: 6

  • 6 medium lamb shanks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoon (45ml) oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 red chilli
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup (250ml) red wine
  • 4 cups (1ℓ) vegetable stock
  • 1 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • Roasted bay carrots, for serving
  • Green leaves, for serving

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  1. Heat butter in a large saucepan. Brown lamb shanks for 8–10 minutes and remove from pan.
  2. Add oil, and fry onion, garlic and ginger. Add curry paste, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, bay leaves, chilli, tomato paste and tomatoes. Cook for 4–5 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add meat, wine, stock and coriander. Cover with a lid and cook for 3–4 hours over low heat or until cooked through.
  4. Serve with carrots and green leaves.

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