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recipe for lamb shank

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givemeaclue Tue 05-Jul-11 14:41:16

HI i have a lamb shank hiding in the freezer - any recipe that serves two people with one shank and is quite easy?

thank you !

Xiaoxiong Wed 06-Jul-11 11:19:34

One lamb shank is not really much for two people as the centre of your meal, usually you allow 1 per person (depending on how much meat you tend to eat). I would make it as part of a stew with loads of veg/grains to bulk it out, or a curry with veg. A lot of recipes you see are likely to use at least 2 lamb shanks so you could either bulk out with more veg/grains/pulses (lentils and lamb go very well together) or halve the quantities.

A couple of recipes that I thought looked good:
braised with lentils and lovely step by step photos
lamb curry
braised lamb shanks with aromatics

wahwahwah Wed 06-Jul-11 11:25:12

I make a kind of stew/sauce/soup:

Fry an onion then brown off the shank (with any other chopped up cuts of meat in the fridge). Then I add a tin of chopped tomatoes and simmer for a long time until the meat tender and falling off the bone. Pull the meat off the bone - if there is lots of it just pull off the large chunks and serve that up with rice of potatoes like a stew, and the sauce left (with chunks of meat still in there) makes a lovely sauce of pasta.

Or you can add some choped veggies before the meat is tender, and serve up with boiled potatoes, or rice, gaerlic bread..... yummy.

givemeaclue Wed 06-Jul-11 18:30:08

Thanks for the tips...Yes I thought I would have an issue with the one shank - I will have to buy another one (available in packs of two for my tesco shop so will buy another 2 and make a portion for 3 and freeze the cooked portion )

i think I will braise the shanks like you have both suggested

thank you!

wahwahwah Wed 06-Jul-11 18:36:31

I usually cook one shank plus a slab of beef chopped up like above and it usually makes 2 meals for DS, so bulked up with potaotes, rice or pasta it should be enough for 2 adults. He does love his meat, that child.

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