Braised Lamb Shanks with Mushroom and Carrots


I bought a couple of lamb shanks recently but wasn't sure if I had red wine in my pantry to cook the "proper" lamb shanks. I did not have red wine, so I basically whipped up a spontaneous mixture of flavors to cook these beautiful lamb shanks in a flavorsome stew with whatever I had in my kitchen.

The ingredients were:
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 5 large cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 4 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp tarragon
  • 1 tsp chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp chicken stock powder
  • Pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
In a large pot, heat the olive oil and cook the garlic and red onions until just browning. Add the mushrooms, carrots, rosemary, tarragon, chilli paste, tomato sauce, soy sauce and pepper to taste. Add 3 cups of water and bring pot to a gentle simmer. Add the lamb shanks and let it slowly cook on the stove at medium heat for approx. 2-3 hours.

By the time it's ready, the lamb should fall off the bone as it is cooked to very tender, and the sauce thickens.

Serve with freshly steamed vegetables and a bed of garlic mashed potatoes.

There wasn't any red wine though.. hhmmm feel free to discard this recipe, lol.

32 comments:

  1. WOW, this look so yummy and good. I have yet to try cook lamb at home, Thanks for sharing, must try to cook one day.

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  2. Hey,

    Love lamb..That look so inviting...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks so inviting indeed :)
    I should start cooking more lamb at home, but :) trying your recipes of course!!!

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  4. Tarragon and rosemarry is a fragrant addition to lamb.It looks all flavorful and well done.My mouth is watering :P

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  5. I never stock up on red wine, and even when I do buy a bottle, I have no problem finishing it up so there is never left for cooking. :)

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  6. That looks super delicious! I love these "throw together with whatever you can find in your pantry w/o any planning" stuff. They usually turn out great!

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  7. This looks fabulous Kim - the perfect winter dish. Christmas is coming and we're pondering what to have on Christmas Day. This could well be on the menu! :)

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  8. Mmm...this is definitely a must try recipe for me as my family loves lamb very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Lovely piece of shank! My last lamb shank was without red wine, and it was a bit of a let down. But you ingredients look like they will make the dish taste pretty great!

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  10. Your lamb shank looks beautiful and delicious!

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  11. love the shanks! looks wonderful!

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  12. This looks wonderful. Love the flavors!

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  13. Hi,Kimba :)
    It was nice to meet you last night.
    Yeap. Iam here! as soon as i got up this morning i ran to the computer check out your blog.
    Haven't gone through all the posts yet but wow.. I think i will visit here probably everyday.

    Iam too lazy to post my food on my blog so yes..I got a blog but haven't posted anything yet heheh

    Anyway have a gready Sunday x

    Seah

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  14. Me and lamb have a love/hate relationship, but every time I've braised it, it has turned out for the better! This looks awesome Kim!

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  15. It takes me 2 hours to cook lamb shank properly so I always end up not cooking lamb shanks. I guess it's time to invest on a pressure cooker.

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  16. this looks so flavorful! the pictures are beautiful too, well done!

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  17. We've been talking about cooking lamb one of these days - Re wine or not, I think this will be the recipe. :?)
    ~Loren

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  18. To be perefectly clear....
    This looks devine!
    Mouthwatering...
    Luna

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  19. Your spontaneous dish looks great! The flavors sound yummy together. I've never tried cooking lamb shanks...definitely need to.

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  20. Love love love lamb with rosemary...classic. This looks like it could be one fancy weeknight meal!

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  21. Wow...that lamb shank looks really delicious....mmmm. I need to learn that. Would be so god with rice....drooling :D

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  22. Kim, this looks absolutely delicious!! You have caught me in a bit of a hungry mode, and oh, how I wish I had a plate in front of me!
    I forgot to post you before my trip out of town, but we recently (over a week ago!) left you the "Stylish Blogger Award"! Thank you for all the wonderful "stylish" recipes you do for us! (It's on our puffed apple pancake post)! XO

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  23. I'm making lamb this week, this looks like a delicious rendition!

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  24. that looks seriously good! tender and juicy lamb. yum.

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  25. Love lamb shanks, and this recipe, and presentation that you have is to "die for"
    Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Looks yum! A nice little reminder that I have not had shanks for awhile.

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  27. what a coincidence kimba, my son just requested lamb shanks after seeing a feature on food network. will try your recipe instead!

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  28. There's nothing like slow cooking, nothing - this looks gorgeous!

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  29. feel free to discard?? no way. i'll add red wine and braise it and use along with all the rest of it!! thank you for sharing.

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