Scrumpy Lamb Shanks

Scrumpy Lamb Shanks
Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 2½-3 hours

Oven Temperature : Gas mark 3, 170°C, 325°F

Serves :



4 lean lamb shanks
15ml (1tbsp) sunflower oil
Salt and pepper
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
4 large fresh rosemary sprigs
4 red onions, peeled and cut into wedges
1 small celeriac, peeled and roughly chopped
450ml (¾pint) scrumpy cider or apple juice
60ml (4tbsp) cider or white wine vinegar


Heat the oil in a large ovenproof casserole dish.
Meanwhile, place the shanks on a chopping board, make several incisions all over, season well and stuff with the garlic and half the rosemary leaves.
Brown the lamb shanks in the dish for 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally. Add the onions and celeriac and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the cider or apple juice, cider or white wine vinegar and the remaining rosemary sprigs.
Cover the dish with a lid or foil and cook for 2½-3 hours or until the meat falls away from the bone.
Serve with seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes.

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