Slow Cooker Curried Lamb Shanks

slow cooked lamb shanks
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Recipe of the week:

Slow Cooked CURRIED Lamb Shanks

Lamb shanks are the perfect cut of meat for slow-cooked stews and curries. Cooked low and slow, the meat basically melts off the bone….. juicy, tender and warming as we approach the coldest part of winter.

Slow cooked dishes are powerful vehicles for immune supportive ingredients like fresh garlic, herbs, spices, and cruciferous veggies. Choose cuts of meats with the bone in (like lamb shanks or oxtail) for extra points, where the beneficial collagen and minerals add an extra nutritional boost.

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slow cooked lamb shanks

Slow Cooker Curried Lamb Shanks

Prep time: 5 min / 1.5 hr – 6 hr Cook Time: /Total time: 1.55 hr – 6.05 hr

SERVES 2

1 serving =  714 calories, 26g fat, 50g protein, 72g carbs, 10g fiber

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked White Jasmine or Basmati rice (⅔ cup raw)
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil or fat of choice
  • 1 lb Lamb Shanks, grass fed
  • ½ white or yellow Onion, diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 large Carrots, chopped
  • 3 TB Red Curry Paste (e.g. Thai kitchen)
  • 3 TB 100% Peanut or Cashew Butter
  • ¼ cup full fat Coconut milk
  • 1 TB fresh Lime juice
  • 1 TB Fish sauce
  • 1 tsp Coconut sugar or Honey (optional)
  • 2 cups Sugar Snap or Snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 head Bok Choy, thinly sliced.
  • ½ cup fresh Basil or Cilantro, chopped

Directions

  1. Cook rice as per instructions.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a skillet on medium and gently brown the lamb shanks for a few minutes.
  3. Add onion, garlic, carrots and lamb shanks to a slow cooker/ crock pot. If  using a dutch oven, preheat the oven to 320F (160C).
  4. Combine the curry paste, nut butter and coconut milk in a small glass. Pour over the shanks and coat evenly.
  5. Cook in slow cooker on (low for 5 hours or high for 3 hours) or 1.5 hours in oven.
    1. Time Saving Tip: You can also cook lamb shanks in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. Cook on high for 45 minutes and allow the pressure to self-release over 15 minutes.
  6. Stir through the lime juice, fish sauce, sugar (if using) and snow peas with 20 minutes cooking time to go.
  7. Remove from heat. Stir through bok choy and fresh herbs. Shred meat off the bone and stir through curry. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve half the lamb shank curry with 1 cup of cooked rice.

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