This delicious lamb shank recipe is courtesy of Buderim Ginger and Christina Batista, retro foodie goddess and MasterChef finalist.

Notes from Christina: “There is something about slow cooking that takes me to my happy place. I do mine in my slow cooker which is one of the best inventions for busy people who want to still eat beautiful home cooked meals. I turn my slow cooker on before I head out for work and when I get home with the kids in tow, tired and hungry we are greeted with a smell that can only be described as heavenly. While everyone gets ready for dinner I quickly whip up some polenta and within 30 minutes we have some amazing slow cooked comfort food for dinner and are left with very full bellies. Next time you’re after some comfort food that will warm you from the inside and take you to your happy place give this dish a try!”


Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 6 lamb shanks
  • 2 Red onions, roughly diced
  • 1/2 Cup sultanas (you can use raisins)
  • 3 Tbsp Buderim Ginger Original Ginger Marmalade
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 200ml stout
  • 1 Ltr chicken stock
  • 1/2 small bunch mint, sliced
  • 3 Sprigs rosemary
  • 2 stalks spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 Garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2-1 Cup cider vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Method

  1. Heat half the oil in a large casserole dish over a medium heat. Add your onions and a good pinch of salt and pepper and sauté until caramelised. Next add the Buderim Ginger Marmalade, tomato sauce, Worcestershire, sultanas, chicken stock, garlic and stout and give it a good stir, allow to simmer away until needed.
  2. Heat the other half of the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Place the shanks in the frying pan making sure that you don’t over crowd it (cook them in batches if you need to), browning them all over. Once browned add the rosemary to the pan for a minute or so and when it becomes fragrant turn the heat off.
  3. Gently place the shanks and rosemary into the casserole dish, pour over the stock, cover with a lid and turn the heat to as low as possible (this is where I place it all in my electric slow cooker, turn it on and then leave them to cook all day) and cook for 3 hours or until the meat falls off the bone.
  4. Very carefully remove the lamb shanks from the casserole dish (or slow cooker) and place on your serving platter in a warm spot until needed. Using a stick blender (you can use a normal blender, although I find it much easier with a stick blender) blitz the sauce until it becomes smooth. Then turn the heat up high and reduce the sauce to just over half.
  5. While your sauce is reducing place mint leaves, spring onions and cider vinegar in a bowl and set aside until needed.
  6. Once your sauce is reduced ladle over the lamb shanks. Sprinkle over your pickled mint leaves and spring onions. Pour the remaining sauce into a gravy boat and serve on the side.

  • I just love lamb shanks!! Rich tomato based gravy on top of creamy mash. Nom Nom Nom. Now I am sad as I am only eating leftovers tonight :(

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  • After roast lamb, lamb shanks would have to be my favourite. These look 10/10!

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  • amazing recipe. had to add, thanks

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  • This is the first recipe I have seen using ginger and sultanas! very nice!

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  • most fab meal ever! must try people

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  • lamb shanks

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  • Finally, a lamb shank recipe without tomato paste. This is a keeper

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  • wish lamb sharks werent so pricey this is a heavenly meal!

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  • Love lamb shanks yummy

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  • yummy winter meal! Bring it on!

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  • The marmalade and sultanas are surprise ingredients but this recipe is worth a try. Much appreciated.

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  • Lamb Shanks.

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  • We had lamb shanks last week but used the Mcormicks packet mix and to be honest it left a lot to be desired, I am going to save this recipe and give it a go as Lamb shanks are a great cut of meat when slow cooked!

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  • yum.. this sounds amazing. My husband loves lamb shanks so might have to surprise him with this on the weekend.

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  • Nothing beats lamb shanks in winter

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