Shank of Lamb in a Thai Curry Sauce

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  Shank of Lamb in a Thai Curry Sauce

 A delicious treat when time is available it can also be cooked ahead and reheated 

Shank of Lamb in a Thai Curry Sauce

Serves 4 


  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 3 cloves garlic 
  • 1-2 tablesp. oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teasp. ground cumin
  • 2 teasp. ground coriander 
  • 1-2 chillies, chopped with seeds 
  • 1 teasp. sugar  
  • 1 teasp. turmeric
  • 1 teasp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 can tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tablesp. Thai fish sauce
  • 1-2 stalks of lemongrass (optional)
  • Juice of 2 limes or 1 lemon
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 75g chopped spinach or Chinese leaves

To Cook

Cut one clove of garlic into slivers, finely chop the remaining two. Stud each lamb shank with a few slivers of garlic. In a deep flameproof casserole heat the oil and brown the shanks well on all sides. Lift out and set aside. Add the onion to the casserole and sauté until golden brown, four to five minutes. Then stir in the cumin, coriander, chilli, sugar, turmeric and ginger. Continue to cook for another three to four minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, coconut milk and fish sauce. Crush the lemon grass with the blade of a heave knife and add to the sauce. Finally add the lime or lemon juice and season well. Simmer the sauce for 10 minutes.

Set oven Gas mark4 180°C(350°F).

Add the lamb shanks to the sauce. Cover and place in the oven for approx. 2 ½ hours or until the meat should be fork tender and fall from the bone. For the last 10 minutes stir in the chopped spinach or Chinese leaves.

Serving Suggestions

Delicious with basmati rice.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 34.3g 

Fat: 53g 

Iron: 4.25mg 

Energy: 629kcal