This absolutely sublime sounding slow cooker lamb shanks recipe comes from Aarathy in Australia.
Neil and I will have to give this one a try.
Aarathy describes it as "fall off the bone yuminess"! And I must agree that is sure does sound Yummy.
Sweet Lamb Shanks
4 lamb shanks
2 onions or 6 shallots, sliced into rings
5 cloves garlic sliced
rind and juice of 1 orange
1 cup red wine (shiraz is best)
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar (can be substituted with sugar or honey)
2 teaspoons chilli or cayenne powder (optional)
1 cup chicken stock
few sprigs rosemary (dried will suffice)
salt and pepper to taste.
butter or oil for browning.
Brown all sides of lamb shanks in frying pan in butter or oil. Set in bottom of
crock pot with sprigs of rosemary. If using dried rosemary, don't add yet.
Fry onions,garlic and orange rind in lamb juices until onions start to go a
little crispy. Add all remaining ingredients (add dried rosemary here, if
using) and allow to simmer for 5 minutes then pour onto lamb shanks in crock
Cook on low for 7 hours then on high with the lid off for 1.5 hours.
The liquid should have thickened so can be poured on top of the shanks when
served. Make sure everyone gets some onions!
I served it with garlic mash potatoes, steamed green peas and crispy kumera
chips... And the rest of the bottle of shiraz!