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Moroccan Lamb Shanks

Slow Cooked Lamb Recipe

4 - 5

Serves

20 mins

Prep Time

4 hrs

Cook Time

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Lamb shanks are a beloved Kiwi classic, and it’s not hard to see why. Although the shank is one of the least tender parts of the lamb (meaning it has excellent flavour), when it’s slow cooked, it falls off the bone. I’ve put a Moroccan twist on this recipe – the lovely hum of all those delicious aromatic spices will warm you up on even the chilliest of evenings.

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Lamb,

Dinner,

Casserole/Slow,

National Lamb Day,

Ingredients

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4 Quality Mark lamb shanks

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2 onion

chopped

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5 garlic cloves

crushed

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3cm knob fresh ginger

grated

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1 tbsp ground coriander

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1 tbsp ground turmeric

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1 tbsp ground cumin

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1 tsp white pepper

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1 tsp mixed spice

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2 cups, Campbell’s Real Stock beef stock

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½ cup tomato paste

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400g can chopped tomatoes

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¾ cup plain unsweetened yoghurt

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1 carrot

finely chopped or grated

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grated zest of 1 lemon

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1 cup dried apricots

couscous

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1 1/2 cups couscous

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1 cup flaked blanched almonds

toasted

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½ cup fresh coriander leaves

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roughly chopped

Method

To Slow Cook Lamb

To Make Couscous

To Serve

1

Preheat oven to 140°C conventional bake.

2

Bring lamb out of the fridge an hour before cooking.

3

Cut through the tendon that connects the meat to the bone at the bottom of the shank – this will allow the meat to bunch up nicely.

4

Brush the shanks with oil and season.

5

Heat a little oil in a large frying pan over a high heat.

6

Sear the shanks, two at a time, to brown all over. Set aside in a large casserole dish with a lid.

7

Reduce the heat to medium, add a little more oil to the pan along with the onion and cook, stirring for 5 minutes to soften.

8

Add the garlic, ginger, spices and pepper and cook for another 2 minutes.

9

Continue stirring so the spices don’t stick and burn.

10

Turn up the heat, add the stock and tomato paste, bring to a rapid simmer and scrape up any bits of caramelised meat stuck to the bottom.

11

Add the tomatoes, yoghurt, carrot, lemon zest and stir.

12

Pour over the shanks, cover and cook in the oven for 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Add the apricots half way through cooking.

13

Remove from the oven and gently remove the shanks from the sauce (careful as they will be very delicate) and set aside covered in foil.

14

If the sauce needs thickening, transfer to a saucepan, add 1/4 cup water mixed with 2 teaspoons cornflour and simmer for 5-10 minutes until thickened.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (560g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

3347 (799)kJ

Protein

59.1g

Total Fat

31.2g

Saturated Fat

13.3g

Carbs

46.9g

Sugars

7.8g

Sodium

665mg

Iron*

7.7mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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