In collaboration with Tasty, Easy Lamb.
A hearty plateful of succulent, tender slow cooked lamb on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes swimming in the most delicious homemade gravy – what else could you ask for on a cold, winter’s evening when the gales are raging outside?
This recipe is based on a lamb or beef stew I make with the same ingredients. The only difference is that I dredge the cubed meat in seasoned flour and brown on all sides before letting it simmer on a low heat for an hour or so on the stove top. I use a little more gravy than mentioned below too, and top the whole thing with some homemade dumplings.
In fact, why I haven’t I shared that particular recipe with you yet? This needs to be remedied!
I was inspired to make this lamb shank version when I spied some rather gorgeous large lamb shanks in my local supermarket recently. Regular readers will know that we’re quite fond of lamb in our household – it’s our main meat of choice given its low food miles, the fact it’s so tasty and it’s remarkably versatile and easy to cook with.
Do check out the lamb section in your local butchers or supermarket – you can get legs of lamb (and half legs, I’ve spotted recently!), chops, mince, cubed shoulder, racks of lamb, steaks, neck fillet, strips, cutlets, mini roasts and much more. It’s also very reasonably priced.
My recipe is really easy to make too. Simply sear the meat, deglaze the pan, throw in the rest of the ingredients and then ignore it in your oven (or slow cooker) for a few hours. Simply thicken the gravy when the meat is cooked and serve with a generous helping of creamy mashed potatoes. Sometimes, if it’s appeared in my veg box that week, I’ll make a creamy celeriac and potato mash, or if you really wanted something a little different this sort of recipe goes really well with creamy polenta.
The ultimate winter comfort food!
What’s your favourite winter lamb recipe? Are you a slow roast sort of person, or do you prefer stews? Let me know in the comments!
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