Honey and Mint Slow Roast Lamb Shanks

17 Nov

Honey and Mint Slow Roast Lamb Shanks

Lamb shanks are absolutely my favourite cut of lamb. For me they have to be very, very slow cooked so the meat flakes straight off the bone and melts in your mouth.

My best friend Charlotte and I used to spend every Sunday of our late teens and early twenties in the Prince’s Head on Richmond Green, drinking lots of beer and gossiping. I would always have the honey and mint lamb shanks and the other weekend was feeling a bit nostalgic so gave them a go.

You need:

  • Two lamb shanks (one per person)
  • A nice handful of fresh mint
  • 4 tablespoons of runny honey
  • Salt and pepper

Finely chop the mint and simply mix with the honey and add a good pinch of salt and black pepper.

Honey and Mint Slow Roast Lamb Shanks

Put the lamb shanks in a roasting tray and bast with the mix.

Honey and Mint Slow Roast Lamb Shanks

Place them on their sides and cover the tin with tin foil (shiny side down, I mean, come on.) and pop in the oven on a very low heat (maybe 150-60°c/gas mark 2-3) for four to five hours.

Half way through take the lamb out and baste with the juices in the pan.

Honey and Mint Slow Roast Lamb Shanks

 

Leave to rest under the foil for 10 minutes and then serve. (Always good with hassleback potatoes FYI..)

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