Honey Lamb Shank is rated
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Slow Cooker Size
When you think of lamb, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine often comes to
mind, but lamb is actually very popular worldwide, from Australia to the
United States. Lamb is not pleasing to everyone, but those who like it
seem to like it a lot. It can have an unpleasing taste if itís not
properly cooked, but you wonít have to worry about that with this
delicious honey and lamb shanks recipe made in a slow cooker.
peeled and sliced into rings
juiced (grate the rind and set it aside)
1 cupred wine
1 tablespoonWorcestershire sauce
(use regular or brown sugar if you have to)
2 teaspoonsground cayenne pepper
(can substitute chili powder)
a few fresh sprigs (can use dried if you need to)
salt and pepper
Melt the butter in a skillet on medium heat. Add the lamb shanks and
brown them on both sides. If you need to raise the heat a little to do
this, thatís okay but be sure you donít let the butter burn.
While the lamb is browning, start the slow cooker on low heat with the
lid on so it will be warmed up when you add the shanks.
After the lamb shanks are browned, leave the juices behind in the
skillet and add the shanks to the slow cooker. Place the fresh rosemary
on top of them. (Note: If you are using dried rosemary, wait and add it
with the other spices in a few minutes).
In the juices left from browning the lamb, sautť the orange rind, the
garlic and the onions until the onions are starting to get a bit
crunchy. When this happens, add the red wine, Worcestershire sauce, the
honey, cayenne pepper, the chicken stock, the salt and pepper to your
liking, and the dried rosemary if you chose not to use the fresh
earlier. Mix all the ingredients and bring them to a simmer for about 5
minutes. When finished, pour the sauce over the lamb shanks in the slow
cooker and cook covered on low for 6 or 7 hours.
After the allotted time, remove the cover from the slow cooker and
increase the heat level to high. Continue to cook the lamb shanks and
honey for another hour and a half so that the orange and honey sauce can
thicken. Stir around from time to time if you need to.
To serve the honey lamb shanks, move them from the slow cooker to a
serving platter and scoop equal amounts of the orange honey sauce from
the cooker onto the lamb. These go well with rice and a fresh salad.