Braised lamb shanks (slow cooker recipe)

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Braised lamb shanks (slow cooker recipe)
Braised lamb shanks (slow cooker recipe)

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Braised Lamb Shanks with plain couscous
Servings:Serves 2 to 4
Calories per serving:666
Ready in:5 hours 20 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:5 hours
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:13th May 2013

This is a version of braised lamb shanks modified for cooking in a slow cooker.

It's a very nice recipe if you enjoy a sweet and fruity meat dish. It goes excellently with couscous and is quite filling so one lamb shank could stretch to two people.

Ingredients for 2 to 4 people


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  1. Heat just a teaspoon of the the oil in a large flameproof dutch oven or wok and brown the shanks all over. Allow about 8 minutes to do this as the better the colour now, the better the flavour and look of the finished dish.
  2. Remove the lamb and set aside. Add the shallots, aubergine and remaining olive oil to the casserole. Return the casserole to the hob and cook everything together over a high heat, stirring from time to time, until the shallots and aubergine are golden and beginning to soften.
  3. Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker, set to medium and cook for 5 hours.

Serving suggestion

Serve with plain couscous. This is quite fruity and needs a bland accompaniment.

Chef's note

It would probably be cooked in 3 hours, but I like to stew lamb long and slow if I have the time, it seems to extract all of the flavours. It certainly smells fantastic during the last few hours of cooking.

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