Monday, December 31, 2012

Braised Lamb Shanks

My last post for the year ...  

Happy 2013 !


6 lamb shanks 
2 pcs  streaky bacon, cut into pieces 
2 large onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 celery stalks, cut into chunks

3 carrots, cut into chunks
4 potatoes, cut into chunks

1 small red capsicum, cut into chunks
2 ½ cups beef/chicken stock
2 cup red wine
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup passata

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 
½  tbsp brown sugar (or white sugar)
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

4 sprigs rosemary
salt & black pepper, to taste
1 tbsp butter

  • Season lamb shanks with ground black pepper and salt.
  • Heat a frying pan until hot; add about 1 tbsp olive oil to the pan.  Fry the lamb shanks until browned all over.  Remove from the pan and arrange on a large ovenproof casserole dish.  
  • Fry bacon pieces until brown.  Transfer into the casserole dish together with the lamb shanks.
  • Add about 1 tbsp olive oil and butter to the pan and saute onion and garlic until just softened (not browned).  Add in all the vegetables and fry for about 2 minutes.  Transfer into the casserole dish.
  • Deglaze the pan with wine.  Pour in stock, passata, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar and worcestershire sauce.  Bring to the boil and season with brown sugar, salt and pepper.  Pour over the lamb shanks and vegetables and place rosemary sprigs on top.  Cover the casserole dish with a tight fitting lid.
  • Cook in a preheated oven at 160°C for about 3 hours or until lamb is tender and falling off the bone.
  • Remove the lid and sprigs of rosemary.  
  • Carefully transfer the lamb shanks onto a warm serving platter.  
  • Blend the vegetables and the juice together.  Pour the thick gravy over the lamb shanks and serve with mashed potatoes and green vegetables of your choice. 


  1. Such a delicious recipe, Veronica! My family love braised lamb shank, will bookmark this to try. Happy new yr to you and family!

  2. Hi Veronica
    No doubt about it, this must be real tasty and delicious lamb shanks! Just makes me drool looking at it again. Happy New Year to you and to your family and looking forward in 2012 to many of your great post..

    1. Sorry.....typo error.... looking forward 2013 to your many great posts.... hee...hee...

  3. Hi Veronica!

    I love braising recipes and Thanks for sharing this lamb shank recipe! A very hearty meal...

  4. Veronica~~
    happy new 2013~~~
    looks tasty~~

  5. Gorgeous and delicious looking lamb shank!
    Happy 2013 Veronica! Hope to see more great posts from you in this coming year!

  6. Wonderful and delicious looking lamb shank! Want to wish you a wonderful 2013! Looking forward to seeing more great posts from u this coming year!

  7. Oh Veronica,
    This is prefect for a New Year eve dinner!
    I love lamb shanks and yours look so delish. I am drooling looking at it:p

    Have a blessed Happy New Year to you and yours:D

  8. wah!it looks so delicious :p
    happy new year Minty~

  9. Wow! your braised lamb shanks look sooo.. delicious.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  10. Dear Veronica this looks so delicious!!!
    Happy New Year!
    May the New Year bring you lots of good blessings

  11. Veronica, your lamb shank rocks! Happy 2013 and wish you all good things to come!

  12. hi,,may i know what is passata,
    where to buy,,,thanks,,,,

    1. Passata is sieved tomato puree. They are generally sold in bottles where you can get from the supermarket. If you can't find passata, you can use canned tomatoes instead.

  13. Hi Veronica, would love to try out your recipe soon. Can i cook it on the stove (simmer) instead of oven? thanks...

    1. Yes, you can definitely cook it on the stove but then you have to find a wide saucepan in order to fit the lamb shanks in.

  14. Thanks Veronica...i don have any balsamic vinegar, can i skip it or any substitute for it?

    1. Just omit the balsamic vinegar, I didn't think that it make a difference.


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