- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Serving: 4 Persons
Nutrition facts (per portion)
- Calories: 624
- Carbohydrate Content: 14g
- Fat Content: 36g
- Fiber Content: 2g
- Protein Content: 59g
- Saturated Fat Content: 16g
- Sodium Content: 0.4g
- Sugar Content: 11g
Sweet spiced lamb shanks with quince Recipe
Sweet spiced lamb shanks with quince is a One-pot recipe for 4 people, takes only 20 mins; recipe has olive oil, lamb shank and butter.
- Garlic Clove - 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- Olive Oil - 1 tbsp olive oil
- Onion - 2 large onions, halved then cut into wedges
- Butter - large knob of butter
- Ground Cumin - 1 tsp ground cumin
- Tomato Puree - 1 heaped tbsp tomato puree
- Unwaxed Lemon - 4 strips zest from 1 unwaxed lemon, plus the juice
- Ground Cinnamon - 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Saffron - good pinch of saffron strands (optional)
- Ground Coriander - 2 tsp ground coriander
- Beef Stock - 400ml good lamb or beef stock
- Clear Honey - 1 tbsp clear honey
- Ground Ginger - 1 tsp ground ginger
- Quince - 2 quinces, peeled, quartered and cored
- Lamb Shank - 4 lamb shanks
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Season the shanks, then brown in the oil for 10 mins, or until dark golden all over.
- Meanwhile, in a casserole dish or large pan, melt the butter. Soften the onions for 10 mins on a medium heat until they're turning golden, then add the garlic. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3.
- Add the strips of lemon zest and spices to the onion pan. Cook for 1 min, then stir in the tomato puree, honey, stock and half the lemon juice. Sit the shanks in the pan, then poke the quince quarters in and around the meat. (It might be quite a tight fit, but the meat will shrink as it cooks.) Bring to a simmer, then cover with a lid and braise in the oven for 2 hrs.
- Remove the lid and cook for 30 mins more. Spoon away any excess fat. The sauce will be fairly thin, so if you prefer a thicker stew, remove the lamb and quinces to a serving plate, then boil the cooking juices until thickened. Season, add the lemon juice and serve with the lamb.