Thursday, 5 February 2015

Lamb Shanks

No one can resist the melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness of Lamb Shanks, as they fall off the bone, yum!  Well, I tried them in the Thermomix tonight, and it was a triumph!  A tall order, you might say, without the use of onion, garlic, tomatoes or red wine, but some how I managed it.

I used a recipe by Thermo Dreaming (here), but obviously had to change nearly all the ingredients, save the actual shanks themselves!  I also tweaked the cooking time, but this is depending on the size and number of your shanks.

My kids LOVE lamb, it is one of the few meats I can guarantee will be gobbled up in no time, and plates licked clean.  Couple this with the delicious sauce, that has no dietary naughties in it, and we are on a winner.

I served this feast with mashed potato from the Thermomix Basic Cook Book and frozen veg in the microwave.  Don't judge me, it has been a long day!


4 Lamb Shanks
600 ml Nomato Sauce (recipe here)
1 tsp Wholegrain Mustard
2 tbsp Gluten Free Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp Meat Stock Paste (Basic Cook Book)
1 Leek, chopped into lengths
300 ml Water
40g Olive Oil (or oil of choice)
SeasonAll to taste

Place leek into Thermomix bowl and chop for 3 seconds/Speed 7

Add Olive Oil and saute for 3 minutes/100C/Speed 1

While leek is cooking, place shanks into Varoma and sprinkle with SeasonAll.  Add remaining ingredients to the bowl, place Varoma on top and cook for 60 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2

Check shanks, and if meat pulls away from the bone easily, they are done.  If not, add more cooking time.

Place shanks and sauce into Thermoserver, clean bowl and make Mashed Potato, as per Basic Cook Book.

Non-Thermomix Version
Saute leek in a frypan in oil, add sauce ingredients and cook for 10 mins, until bubbling.  Place shanks into a large casserole dish, cover with sauce, cover and bake at 200C for approx 1 hour.  I have not tested this cooking time, so they may need longer.  Make mashed potato as you would normally.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

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