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McDougalls Plain Flour


Braised lamb shank

Restaurant: Todenham Manor Farm
Serves: 4
Prep / cook time 2 hours 30

Lamb shanks are an affordable way to enjoy local lamb. The long braising time creates a tender meat that cooks in its own gravy, all in one pot, making it the ideal meal for a winter’s afternoon.

This recipe is from Todenham Manor Farm’s online recipe resource. It’s created using Todenham Manor Farm’s locally-reared lamb for a delicious flavour and texture. Find out more about Todenham Manor Farm in this month’s Meet the Local Producer feature, and discover more recipes on their website.

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Lamb shanks

2 tbsp olive oil

4 lamb shanks

1 onion, roughly chopped

2 carrots, roughly chopped

few sprigs fresh rosemary

3 fresh bay leaves

4 garlic cloves, left whole

2 tbsp plain flour

1 tbsp tomato purée

350ml white wine

500ml lamb or chicken stock



Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Pour the oil in a casserole dish or roasting tray large enough to fit all the shanks. With the pan set over a high heat on the hob, spend a good 10 mins browning the lamb all over.


Remove the lamb, add the onion and carrot and cook for 10 mins until starting to brown. Stir in the herbs and garlic and cook for a few mins more. Stir in the flour and tomato purée, season well then pour over the wine and stock.


Return the lamb shanks to the pan. Bring to a simmer, cover with a lid or tightly with foil and cook in the oven, undisturbed, for 1½-2 hrs until lamb is tender. Remove the lamb from the sauce and set aside.


Put pan back on the hob and bubble the sauce down for about 15 mins until rich and glossy. Pass through a sieve into a jug. The lamb and sauce can be stored in the fridge for two days or frozen for one month. To serve, reheat the lamb in the sauce, adding a splash of water if the sauce is too thick.


Serve on a bed of creamy mashed potato with plenty of gravy and greens.