Lamb Shanks with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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This heartwarming, delicious lamb shank served with a low carb califlower mash makes a wonderfully hearty family meal. The shanks are first browned, then simmered slowly with a roasted red pepper sauce in a low heat until tender and falling from the bone. I have also reduced the braising liquid by one third to make a thicker sauce, but it's completely optional. Browning gives a beautiful rich colour to the meat and the browned bits at the bottom of the pan add extra flavour. So don't skip it.

  • 3-4 / 1.5 kg Lamb shanks
  • 2 tbsp Beef dripping
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp Moroccan spice blend
  • 4 Roasted red capsicums, pureed
  • 500 ml Homemade beef stock
  • Black salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley leaves, chopped
  • Cauliflower mash to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 160C/320F. Heat beef dripping in a large frying pan over high heat. Add lamb shanks. Cook, turning, for 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to an ovenproof dish. You can brown the lamb shanks directly in a cast iron casserole too.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add chopped onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until soft. Add pureed roasted red capsiums and beef stock. Bring to the boil. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over lamb. Cover the dish.
  3. Place lamb shanks in the oven. Cook for 1 1/2 hours. Remove the lid and baste shanks. Cook, uncovered, for a further 30 minutes or until meat is tender. Transfer shanks to a large bowl. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Simmer the sauce until reduced by one third, then return lamb to pan and heat through, about 5 minutes. Serve lamb shanks over mashed cauliflowers and sprinkle some chopped parsley leaves over. | © 2019 | | © 2019 | | © 2019 |


Nancy Chan 21/11/19 09:43

Oooh, I love lamb shank. Maybe one day I will try out this recipe.

Kelly | Foodtasia 21/11/19 11:29

Angie, such a wonderful recipe for lamb shanks! In love with the red pepper sauce!

foodtravelandwine 21/11/19 15:18

What a delicious idea!! looks so yummy!!...and the pictures are great!...the roasted red capsicums make this dish very tempting!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

Marisa 21/11/19 15:27

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Kitchen Riffs 21/11/19 16:20

Lamb shanks always look wonderful when served, and taste even better. That sauce sounds wonderful. Love the looks of this, too -- SO pretty. Thanks!

Pam 21/11/19 17:36

They look so delicious!!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21/11/19 22:56

I can imagine how juicy and tender those lamb shanks are, Angie! What a delightful recipe!

Evi Erlinda 22/11/19 01:55

I love the sauce! This lamb shank is so special with red sauce.

Pam 22/11/19 02:46

Bill would love this! I've never really had lamb shanks and will have to try it after seeing this! Thanks, Angie!

Julie 22/11/19 07:45

wow, superb.. drooling over the pics, wish I could grab the bowl off the screen :D

Mae Travels 22/11/19 08:59

Interesting recipe, especially the use of the red pepper. It seems sad to me that lamb has become so popular that lamb shanks -- which used to be a very inexpensive food -- are now quite expensive.

Also, I wonder what the function of beef drippings would be -- lamb has plenty of that sort of flavor already.

best... mae at

Angie's Recipes 22/11/19 10:15

@Mae TravelsI love to use tallow or beef dripping to cook. You definitely can use olive oil.

savorthebest 22/11/19 15:01

This looks fabulous Angie, I love lamb shanks. They are meant for a long slow roast like this. It gives them time to develop flavor and get tender. Great recipe

Carolyna's world 22/11/19 15:14

It looks so nice- perfect for meat eating xx

Natalia 22/11/19 20:57

Yum, roasted red peppers are so incredibly good! The meal must be amazing, I am hungry now☺ Have a lovely weekend ☺

Marissa 22/11/19 21:58

These lamb shanks look amazing, Angie! I love the vibrant color of that red pepper sauce!

Nammi 23/11/19 13:55

Send me a bowl Angie!!!!, Love lamb, sometimes prefer it than beef. But its so expensive over here :(. This looks so yummy

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 24/11/19 14:10

lamb is my favorite and shanks, I can never find them here, if I ever do this will be the first thing I make!!

mary anderson 24/11/19 16:16

i made it. And everyone like it and want more and more. I made this today for lunch. It was a hit with us
thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe of lamb shanks

mjskit 25/11/19 04:04

Lamb lovers here! This is totally different from what we usually do with lamb. I'm excited to give it a try. I see that Mary and her family loved it while is not surprising. It looks so good!

All That I'm Eating 25/11/19 10:19

I really like the sound of that pepper sauce. It's much fresher and more vibrant than a creamy sauce. Just what I need!

Agata 25/11/19 11:55

It looks so delicious ❤️

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 25/11/19 12:34

Bill and the boys love lamb! Your meaty lamb shanks would surely be a hit at our house!!!

Jeff the Chef 25/11/19 15:33

I never make lamb at home, but I really should. And this looks like a beautiful way to do it.

Sherry's Pickings 26/11/19 01:46

hi angie
we don't eat lamb in this house, but i love the cauli mash and the capsicum sauce! so vibrant...

Carolyna's world 26/11/19 10:31

Thank you for visiting my blog again :-) Have a lovely week xx

Arpita 26/11/19 11:05

This is marvellous. My mouth is watering looking at this lamb shank .. so delicious

Anonymous 26/11/19 13:54

This just looks heavenly, Angie! It's hard to find great recipes for lamb shanks; I like to order them when I see them on restaurant menus. This sauce is amazing!

judee 26/11/19 17:38

Lamb shanks are my husband's favorite. How he would love these. ( of course being vegetarian, he always orders them out)

[Reply] 26/11/19 18:43

OMG SOOO Yummy:*

Merryn 27/11/19 00:55

I definitely love this dish and that sauce is oozing deliciousness. Just beautiful Angie, thank you.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 27/11/19 04:12

This sounds wonderful and looks delicious. So much flavor.

Valentina 27/11/19 09:02

I'll be trying this one for sure. Looks and sounds amazing! So comforting and flavorful. :-) ~Valentina

Suja Manoj 29/11/19 21:42

Wonderful recipe, looks so yummy, love the recipe.

Savor the Best-Pat 30/11/19 17:04

Lamb Shanks! They are my favorite and I love the sound of this recipe! The cauliflower is a great idea and a nice change of mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing😊

Reeni 2/12/19 02:01

This lamb looks amazing Angie! That sauce - I want to drink it and cook everything in it! I'm so intimidated to cook lamb myself.

Anonymous 4/12/19 15:46

We eat lamb shanks often and your version with the red pepper sauce sounds wonderful. Love the vibrant color the sauce gives to the dish. Karen (Back Road Journal)

Tanza Erlambang 9/12/19 01:14

love make it looks so delicious...yummy

Noob Cook 11/12/19 05:46

Tis the season for slow cooking! The hot pepper sauce looks really good.


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