Lamb Shank

Lamb Shank Recipe

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Lamb Shank Recipe

This easy lamb shank recipe is ideal for any special occasion. Lamb shank is one of the most inexpensive cuts of lamb meat, begging to be slow-cooked in the oven to perfection. Oven baking turns this tough cut into the most tender, succulent, fall-off-the-bone meat.

We have adjusted this lamb shank recipe so many times I lost count. It took many attempts to perfect this recipe, using the right balance of ingredients to create a luxurious depth of flavour. Our panel of critics finally gave us five stars for this final lamb shank recipe.

During the lamb shank recipe cookoff, we were faced with two possibilities. An oven-baked lamb shank, and then a lamb shank in the slow cooker. It turned out the slow oven-roasted lamb shank was by far the most popular.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 4


Calories: 153
Carbs: 45g
Fat: 5.7
Protein: 23g

Cooking Times

10 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 10 Minutes
150 min
Cook Time
2 Hours and 30 Minutes
160 min
Total Time
2 Hours and 40 Minutes




  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C
  2. In an ovenproof frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Coat the lamb shanks in flour, shake off the excess flour, then fry until browned on all sides. Remove and set aside
  3. Add the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic to the frying pan and fry until soft and slightly browned, stirring all the time
  4. Add the peppercorns, bay leaf, thyme, and rosemary sprigs. Pour in the chicken stock, increase the heat and bring to a simmer
  5. Season to taste and place the lamb shank on top of the vegetables
  6. Cover and place in the preheated oven and bake for 2½ hours, until the meat is succulent and falls off the bone. Remove the bay leaf and serve with side vegetables and gravy. Enjoy!

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Robert McMillen
The lamb shank recipe tasted really good!Tender and soft.Will share this family with my friends and family! 5.00

Noel Greigher
I planned to stay off lamb for a while, but after seeing this delicious lamb shan recipe, I just had to try it. Wonderful recipe. 5.00

Derick Homes
Not bad, not bad at all. Super easy lamb shank recipe. Looking forward to Christmas and entertaining the family. 5.00

Billy Thornton
This is a great and fantastic lamb shank recipe. The meat is lean and tender and delicious. ⭐🥩🥩 5.00

Sandrah Haysteck
Easy lamb shank recipe. Thanks for sharing. You made my day. 😁 5.00

Henry van Breda
Easy and succulent lamb shank recipe. Really enjoyed making this recipe. 5.00

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