Lamb Shank

Lamb Shank

Lamb Shank is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and one of our all-time favourites. The deep-flavoured dish melts in your mouth; rich, saucy and utterly indulgent. While it is a restaurant quality dish and may seem intimidating to make, it simply involves throwing the ingredients in a pot and waiting for the magic to happen. 



  • 2 kg Lamb shank
  • 1 Onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 cups of orange juice
  • 2 cups of Red wine
  • Half a bottle of Port wine
  • Half a bunch of celery
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Salt to taste



  • Half a Tbsp of Black peppercorn
  • 5 Bay leaves
  • 1 Cinnamon bark
  • Half a Tbsp of Fennel seeds
  • 2 Star anise seeds



  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Chop the onions, the celery and the carrots and add to an oven-proof pot
  3. Add the lamb shank, the herbs, and the spice mix
  4. Pour in the red wine, orange juice and the port
  5. Cover with foil and leave to cook in oven for 2 and a half hours
  6. Serve with mash potato (see our recipe for Magnificent Mash in the FB Cookbook collection)