SLOW COOKED LAMB SHANKS WITH VEGETABLES & GRAVY


BY TANGORAINDROP

Meat cooked low and slow simply melts in the mouth, and lamb on the bone lends itself beautifully to this gentle way of cooking in the Cuisinemaster’s dedicated slow cook oven. This is a simple yet delicious slow cooked lamb shanks recipe from @tangoraindrop which is best served with vegetables, gravy and creamy mashed potatoes.

Ingredients

Serves 3-4

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 350ml lamb stock (from a stock cube is fine)
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 onions peeled and quartered
  • 4 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 bulb garlic cloves separated
  • 1 tbsp cornflour to thicken the gravy

Method

Preheat oven to 150°C/Gas Mark 2.

Heat sunflower oil in an ovenproof casserole dish and sear the lamb shanks on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Deglaze the pan with the lamb stock, scraping up all the browned bits that might be stuck to the bottom. Add the tomato puree, rosemary and season well. Remove from the heat.

Add the quartered onions, sliced carrots and the peeled, separated cloves of garlic to the pan. Return the seared lamb shanks to the pan, cover tightly with a lid (or use aluminium foil).

Bake in the centre of the oven for two hours, removing the foil/lid for the last 20 minutes of cooking so that the meat browns nicely.

Carefully remove the lamb shanks and keep warm while you make the gravy.

Dissolve the cornflour in a little cold water.

Return the casserole pan to a medium-high heat on the hob and when the juices in the pan are bubbling carefully pour in the dissolved cornflour. Stir constantly until the gravy thickens. You might need to add some more hot lamb stock or more dissolved cornflour to get it to your desired consistency.

Serve the lamb shanks and gravy with creamy mashed potatoes.

For best results, choose one of our range cookers with a slow cook setting such as the Chefmaster or Cuisinemaster. Cooking at lower temperatures over a longer stretch of time helps to fully release the flavours of this feast.

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