Spiced lamb shanks

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Winter Food

By Jill Norman

Published 2005

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Lamb shanks offer great value for money, are quick to prepare and can be left to simmer for a couple of hours to produce a rich, succulent dish.


  • 4 lamb shanks, trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon


Brown the lamb shanks in the oil in a large pan. Remove them and set aside while you fry the spices lightly in the oil. Add the onion and fry with the spices for 4–5 minutes, then put back the lamb shanks. Add the tomatoes, salt and enough stock or water almost to cover the shanks. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer on a heat diffuser or in the oven preh