Classic Lamb Shank Pot Roast

photo(1)AThis is a very quickly prepared, and easy dish to make for a special occasion, the only drawback is it does require a long time in the oven, but it’s well worth the wait. The Lamb will be incredibly succulent and tender, and full of rich deep flavour. The recipe is for one portion suitable for a main course, and you’ll need a heavy roasting pot with a lid. That is what I call it minimum of fuss and maximum of eating pleasure. It required no work, the oven does it all for you. By the time you had your bath the dinner is ready.

  • 1 Lamb Shank
  • 2 slices of bacon, chopped into small 1cm pieces
  •  ¾ bottle of red wine
  • 200ml water
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, crushed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 or 3 10cm sprigs of fresh Rosemary, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsps of vegetable oil
  • Freshly milled black pepper and salt to taste.
  • 1 knob of butter
  1. Preheat your oven to 140°C
  2. Heat your pot with the oil, then add the Lamb shank and let it brown a little on all sides by turning it in the pot.
  3. While the lamb is browning, add the Bacon, then the Onion and the black pepper.
  4. When the bacon starts to brown, add the Garlic and Rosemary.
  5. Cook for 3 or 4 minutes to let the flavours develop.
  6. Add the ¾ bottle of red wine, and stir. (keep the ¼ bottle to enjoy with your meal.
  7. Let the wine boil for 5 minutes to remove the alcohol. Then add water after that the salt; and Bringing back to the boil.
  8. Cover with the lid and put into the oven for a total of at least 2 to 2½  hours depending on the size of your piece of lamb.
  9. When the lamb is cooked, remove the meat to a warm plate and cover with a piece of foil to keep warm and rest.
  10. While the Lamb rests, add the butter to the sauce then reduce the sauce by boiling, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thick enough and glossy.
  11. Serve with any fresh steamed vegetables and some roasted sliced potatoes, or crusty bread which is delicious dipped into the sauce.


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