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Fall off the Bone Lamb Shanks

Fall off the Bone Lamb Shanks


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Fall off the Bone Lamb Shanks

If you are a lamb fan this will really get your mouth watering. It is a fusion of soft couscous, crispy almonds and succulent meat.


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  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 lamb shanks (ask your butcher to knick each one in two places)
  • 1 tablespoon cake flour
  • little oil for frying


  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 X 14 oz can chopped and peeled tomatoes
  • 3 celery sticks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups red wine or chicken stock
  • Handful of fresh oreganum (chopped)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 4 sprigs rosemary, needles removed
  • 1 oz fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste


1.  Grind black pepper over the lamb  shanks, then dust with flour/cornflour.
2.  Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown shanks.
3.  While browning, place all the sauce ingredients into  a food processor and blend until smooth.
4.  Remove shanks from pan and place into a roasting dish.
5.  Preheat the oven to 160 deg C .
6.  Pour the sauce into the same pan that  you used to brown the shanks and bring to the boil.  Remove from
the heat and pour over the shanks.   Cover the dish with foil or a lid.
9.  Roast in the oven for 1  1/2 hrs  covered then uncover and roast for a further  1 ½ hours, basting every
30 minutes or so.   If they aren’t getting brown and glazed, turn up the heat a little, but don’t let them dry
out.   If you feel they are getting too dry, replace the lid or foil.

Serve with Almond Couscous.

About The Kosher Butcher's Wife


Sharon Lurie is The Kosher Butcher's Wife. Written in a humorous, fun style, Sharon's first book, Cooking with the Kosher Butcher's Wife, set out to dispel the old myth that kosher meat is tough, dry and boring and in doing so, took the monotony our of mince and put the bounce back into Brisket. In her latest book 'Celebrating with the Kosher Butcher's Wife, Sharon takes you on her trip down memory lane, where she proves traditional recipes don't have to be tired and old fashioned, but rather, very trendy and abosulutely delicious.. Visit Celebrating with the Kosher Butcher's Wife!




8 Responses to Fall off the Bone Lamb Shanks

  1. avatar says: mushi

    B”H We love lamb. and our butcher had beautiful lamb shanks on sale for $5.99 per pound (unbelievable)before Yontif, so I stocked up. Of couse I had to make your recipe, and. as always. everyone loved it. I used red wine and chicken stock and place my herbs in either an herb ball or cheesecloth for easy removal. Definitely fall off the bone delicious!

  2. LOL, Mushi, “my butcher” also had a couple of lamb shanks he could spare for me (like 5 mins before the butchery closed for Yomtov)so I made the fall off the bone lamb shanks too! Would you believe while preparing them a friend skyped from London to say she was making them too!! I go to Shul and a friend says to me “my sister in Australia made your fall off the bone lambshanks for Yomtov!! Anybody in Israel make them???

  3. avatar says: mushi

    B”H Great cooks, cook alike! LOL!

  4. For our guys day out we do every month it was my turn to have it at my house and this dish went over so well! I never made this before and this site made it so fun to make.

  5. avatar says: Mir

    Can you use beef ribs in lieu of lamb?

  6. Recipe sounds divine…. now where can we buy kosher SA lamb, in the US?
    SA Beef and lamb are much tastier.

    • Hi Netanya, I’m not sure if you can perhaps a place like Prime Butcher would know or be able put you in touch with an importer.

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