Plum and rosemary lamb shanks

My DH loves lamb shanks so I am always on the hunt for different recipes. This one was delicious - I loved the sweetness of the jam with the taste of the rosemary.   

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 8 small French-trimmed lamb shanks
  • (see note)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup plum jam
  • mashed potato and steamed green beans, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Place flour and shanks in a bowl. Toss to coat. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large, heavy-based, flameproof casserole dish over high heat. Cook shanks, turning, in batches, for 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate. 
  2. Reduce heat to medium-high. Heat remaining oil in casserole. Add onion, rosemary and thyme. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender. Add wine. Simmer for 1 minute. Stir in stock, sauce and jam. Season with pepper. Add shanks. Bring to the boil. Cover dish. Transfer to oven.
  3. Bake for 1 hour. Remove lid and baste shanks. Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until meat is tender and falling from the bone. Serve with mash and beans.
If you can't find small French-trimmed shanks, use 4 large ones instead.
This is what mine looked like




  1. I have never cooked lamb...this really makes me want to try...thanks for sharing

  2. Janette - I love lamb and we eat it quite often, I prefer it to beef.

  3. Impressive and it looks delicious!

  4. I must say I've never had lamb shanks or cooked with lamb but your recipe looks and sounds delicious. Have a great weekend,

  5. One of my daughters loves lamb and I too am always looking for a different way to prepare it. This looks great!

    But I must say, it does make one think of Fall and Winter and those big hearty meals. I'm so not ready for Summer to end. I'm glad you brought this wonderful recipe to Seasonal Sundays. It's great to have you with us.

    - The Tablescaper

  6. My husband just loves lamb shanks. I'll have to try these for him. Thanks!


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