These tender Lamb Shanks in the Slow Cooker are served alongside some soft lemon potatoes. It is super simple to make as everything is cooked together in either your oven or your slow cooker all at once.
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Talk about an easy yet elegant dinner eh? I like to make this dinner pretty often actually, that is why I always keep some frozen lamb shanks in my freezer on hand at all times.
I simply allow it to defrost in the fridge 24 hours prior to making this.
Then it really takes not much effort at all and is sure to please just about anyone who has the chance to dine with you.
If you love lamb, you are going to want to keep this recipe. It is a sure winner every time!
CAN LAMB SHANKS BE ROASTED
Yes, I prefer them roasted. They come out very tender this way!
CAN LAMB SHANKS BE GRILLED
Heck yes and they are really good this way as well.
HOW TO COOK LAMB SHANKS
Basically all you are doing here is seasoning the lamb shanks with salt and pepper, then dicing a few potatoes and onions then tossing it all in olive oil, garlic powder and fresh rosemary.
Then you will want to place those potatoes into the bottom of a oven safe dish and then add those Lamb Shanks directly on top of the potatoes.
Drizzle the shanks with olive oil and lemon juice and bake covered in the oven at 350 degrees f for 60 minutes.
WHERE DO LAMB SHANKS COME FROM
The meat right beneath the the leg bone.
HOW MANY LAMB SHANKS PER PERSON
One is typically more than enough, when served alongside a side dish or two.
CAN DOGS EAT LAMB SHANKS
Preferably not, as the bones can splitter. However they do not splinter like chicken bones, so if you monitor your dog and know it won’t choke on it my swallowing it. Then that is up to you, we feed our dogs the bones afterwards. But monitor then eating it.
CAN LAMB SHANKS BE COOKED FROM FROZEN
Yes, but it will take a double the time to cook, so keep that in mind.
The shoulder is then placed into one oven safe pot and then is baked slowly for three hours.
Making it moist, tender and absolutely delicious!
This recipe is something special, if you have never tried lamb shoulder before.
Then this fool proof recipe is sure to impress.
I like to serve this meal with some mashed potatoes, gravy (which is made with the lamb sauce) and a salad.
Yes, it takes some time to make. However the prep takes no time at all, we are talking minutes.
Then all their is to do is allow your oven to do the rest of the work.
While you do whatever else it is you need to do for the day/evening.
But please for the love of GOD do not leave the house with the oven on.
This results in way to many house fires each year and I do not want to be responsible for that.
HOW TO COOK LAMB SHOULDER IN THE OVEN
It is REAL easy, since everything is down in one pot. Basically all your going to have to do is spend less than 5 minutes seasoning it, then you will want to cover it with a oven safe lid. Or if you want you can use tinfoil as well, just make sure their is a gab to allow the air to circulate around the lamb
HOW TO COOK LAMB SHANKS IN THE SLOW COOKER
Yes, you can make this exact recipe in the slow cooker if you’d like. You will want to cook it longer, since it is really slow cooking in the crock pot. Anywhere from 8-10 hours would be ideal.
WHAT TEMPERATURE FOR LAMB SHOULDER
Great Question: Lamb should be cooked to 145 °F (medium rare), 160 °F (medium), or 170 °F (well done). For approximate cooking times for use in meal planning, see the following chart compiled from various resources. Times are based on lamb at refrigerator temperature (40 °F). Safe Cooking Temperatures for Lamb
WHAT GOES WITH LAMB SHANKS
- Potatoes, diced or mashed
- Broccoli, Asparagus Turnips you name it!
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?
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- 3 Lamb shanks
- 2 Large potatoes, diced
- 2 Garlic cloves minced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 8 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 lemon, sliced into 1 halves other half used as the juice.
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Seasoning the lamb shanks with salt and pepper
- Dice a few potatoes and onions then tossing it all 3 tbsp of olive oil, garlic powder, minced garlic and fresh rosemary.
- Place those potatoes into the bottom of a oven safe dish or your slow cooker and then add those Lamb Shanks directly on top of the potatoes.
- Season the lamb with salt and pepper.
- Then drizzle the shanks with olive oil and lemon juice and bake covered in the oven at 350 degrees f for 60 minutes.
- Set your slow cooker to low heat and cook for 8 hours.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 777Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 6gSugar: 14gProtein: 30g