Thursday, January 28, 2016

Awesome Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

Another cheap and frugal cut of meat that is often discarded or discredited is the humble shank, lamb shank in this case. It is not seen as a quality piece of meat, folk see it as tough to cook and not worth the effort. Not by me, it is one of the most tender, tastiest and easiest cuts of meat. This is how to achieve this wonderful delectable dish.

Sprinkle the shanks with pepper and cinnamon, brown them in a pan until nicely colored.

Getting Browned

Place the browned lamb shanks in a slow cooker. Fry a sliced onion and two cloves of garlic in the same pan as you browned the lamb. Once they are slightly colored add the onions and garlic to the shanks. De-glaze the pan with a splash of water, all those charred bits at the bottom of the pan are flavor, don't leave them behind!

All Done

Put a large handful of mint in with shanks (I use frozen because I don't have fresh at this time of year.) Cover the shanks with enough stock or water to cover half way. I used leftover carrot water. Cook for 6 to 8 hours. Heavenly!