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3-Hour Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks with Parmesan Carrot Mash

Let time do all the work for you in this classic, rib-sticking braise. Cooking lamb slowly on the bone will yield a succulent, fall-apart dish that's perfect for cool weather weekend fare.

60+ Minutes




Brown Shanks

Preheat oven to 160°C fan-forced. Dust lamb shanks in flour and season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large, deep, heavy-based saucepan with a lid over medium heat and cook shanks, turning, for 8-10 minutes or until browned. While the shanks are cooking, peel and thinly slice garlic and cut onion into wedges.



Slow Cook Shanks

Dissolve stock cube in 1 litre (4 cups) boiling water. Add to pan with garlic, onion, Italian Kitchen Herbs and rosemary sprigs. Season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil. Cover with lid and transfer to oven. Cook for 3–3½ hours or until meat is falling from the bone.



Cook Potatoes and Carrot

In the final 30 minutes of the lamb shank cooking time, peel and chop potatoes and carrots into 3cm pieces. Place in a large saucepan of cold salted water over high heat and bring to the boil. Once boiling, cook for 15-20 minutes or until veg are cooked through and almost falling apart.



Make Mash

Drain potatoes and carrots and return to saucepan with milk and ¼ teaspoon sea salt flakes. Use a potato masher to mash until as smooth as possible. Stir through parmesan. Set aside and keep warm until you’re ready to serve.



Cook Cavolo Nero

Remove hard stems from cavolo nero and tear leaves into bite-size pieces. Add to pan with lamb shanks and season with salt and pepper. Return pan to oven and cook, covered, for 5–6 minutes or until cavolo nero is tender.



Plate Up

Cut lemon into wedges. Divide mash between bowls. Top with shanks and spoon over sauce and cavolo nero. Serve with lemon wedges.

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