Lamb - Slow Roasted Lamb Shanks with Garlic and Rosemary

Lamb - Slow Roasted Lamb Shanks with Garlic and Rosemary

18 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 4 hours

Slow-roasted lamb shanks are such a great cold weather meal. They are full of flavor, and extremely easy to make. This recipe has only a few ingredients, but thanks to the long, slow cooking, it results in succulent, fork-tender lamb.


2 Lamb Shanks; (approx. 14 oz each)
olive oil
Black Pepper; fresh ground
5 cloves fresh Garlic; (up to 6 cloves) sliced and crushed
5 sprigs fresh Rosemary; (up to 6 sprigs)
5 sprigs fresh Thyme; (up to 6 sprigs)

Original recipe makes 4



Preheat oven to 450? F (205? C).

Line an oven baking dish or pan with foil and place the lamb shanks within. Sprinkle olive oil over the flesh to coat so the spices stick (1-2 tbsps), and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Roast uncovered in the hot oven for 30 minutes. Remove the pan and turn oven down to 200? F (93? C).

Spread the Garlic, Rosemary and Thyme evenly around the Lamb shanks. Close the foil to seal in all juices and then wrap again in foil to ensure that it is well sealed.

Cook slowly for three (3) hours in the slow oven.

Scrape off the spices and serve. Strain the juice and pour over the meat. Serve with favourite potatoes and vegetables. Tender and delicious!


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meganbrittanyparker 3m ago

Love this, done it twice.
vonnergg6s9a9 10m ago

Tasted very good and simple to put together!
Valerie411 2y ago

I used 1 teaspoon of dried thyme along with the fresh rosemary and chopped garlic. Tasted yummy.
AESG 2y ago

Ok, so I varied it a bit, did not use the oven at all! Plonked it straight into the crock pot, cooked it on high for 3 1/2 hrs, meat fell off the bone, super delicious, guests v impressed. Thanks for the recipe:)
vickisullivan 3y ago

One of the best things I've ever made. Used all local ingredients from the farmers market, 2 fresh lamb shanks, fresh rosemary, thyme and garlic to make this for dinner for my boyfriend and I and we were both blown away. The neat just fell off the bone! Simple, easy, fool proof and amazing flavour!!! Will be making lamb this way from now on
Kristymw 3y ago

Delicious, I used fresh mint, came out great.
jdwhit2 3y ago

Delicious. I cooked this in the slow cooker for 6 hours on slow. This will be the way I do Lamb Shanks from now on.
Heatherferg 3y ago

Delicious! Made this with 4 shanks but still same amount of herbs and tasted great. Big hit!
Gyoza 3y ago

Love it!
yeboad 4y ago

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