Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cook like a Star, All Stars ~ 2nd Anniversary ~ Braised Lamb Shanks

Braised Lamb Shanks
Bill Granger's Holiday

I have been wanting to make Lamb Shanks for the 
longest time and finally found an
easy recipe!
above: a bit messy!

 Ingredients were:
*Lamb shanks, trimmed of excess fat -
washed and pat dry,
*1/4 cup plain flour seasoned with salt and pepper 
for coating the shanks
(shake off the excess flour)
*2 tablespoon olive oil
*3 small onions, peeled and cut into thin wedges
*3 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly
*fresh ginger, minced or grated ~ 1 tablespoon
*small tin of tomatoe paste
and 3 medium tomatoe - chopped
(original was 1 can of chopped tomatoes)
*1 teaspoon 5 spice powder
*3 tablespoons soy sauce
*375ml water

heat a little of the oil in hot pan
sear the shanks - brown on all sides
remove from pan
add remaining oil
saute the onions for a couple of mins
add the garlic and ginger - saute for a couple of mins
add the tomatoes, 5 spice and soy sauce
then the water
return the shanks to the mixture
bring to boil and then simmer on low heat
for 1.5 hours
check the seasoning - add if necessary
I add carrots to the mixture in the last half hour
and the cauliflower in the last 15 mins
served with pasta

I found this at the last Big Bad Wolf Fireball sale!
A hard cover copy of Bill Granger ~ Holiday!

I'm linking this post to Cook Like A Star, All-Stars Anniversary Party, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy KidsMich of Piece of Cake and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours.

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  1. Hi Emily,
    Wow, lamb shanks! I'm drooling,,,,,big time!
    Aiseh.....saw the book, but did not buy, now I'm asking myself why! :(

    1. too bad there was only one copy otherwise, I would have two!

  2. Hi Emily,

    You are like Joyce... love shopping at BBW. Messy food is delicious! My drool will make it messier.... LOL!


    1. what to do, caught Joyce's fever!

  3. Hi Emily, Me too, been wanting to cook lamb shanks for the longest time but never get to do. Hmm.. maybe I should start with this recipe. Looks delicious.

    1. Lian, I omitted the 2 tablespoons brown sugar at the end of cooking cos we don't like it too sweet.

  4. Another delicious recipe from Bill! Looks really good!