Sunday, May 22, 2011

Slowcooker Lamb Shanks with Dried Plums

Wow, time flies when I'm not looking! I knew I had skipped a weekend, but not 2 weekends!

I made this recipe at least two weeks ago, possibly during the first week of May because I know Easter made me think of lamb recipes. I modified this leg of lamb with prunes recipe from A Year of Slowcooking mainly by swapping in lamb shanks and adding more veggies. Even though it was just me, I ate all four servings and didn't freeze a bit!

(Sorry for the terrible pictures)


4 good-sized lamb shanks (Note: they're often sold in packs of 2)
2 carrots, diced (about 1/2 cup)
1 onion, diced (1 cup)
1.5 c dried plums (prunes), roughly chopped (a few big handfuls)
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp cumin
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 c apple juice or white wine


In a small dish, mix dry spices.

(Optional) Brown lamb shanks in olive oil in a skillet.

Place chopped veggies in the base of the slowcooker. Sprinkle with a small amount of spice mixture, maybe 3/4 tsp.

Rub lamb with remaining spice mixture. Arrange in a circle over veggies. Try not to stack them, if possible.

Toss in prunes and pour in liquid. Add cinnamon stick.

Cook on low for 8 hours or until tender. Mine we perfect after 8 hours of cooking time and several hours on warm because I got home super late from work that day.

Serve with couscous, quinoa, or just some nice crusty bread.

4 servings

Lunch box shot.

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