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Persian Lamb Shanks

Posted on 2016-06-08
Persian Lamb Shanks

This Persian style lamb shanks is one of the best lamb shanks recipes you can find. In this style, lamb shanks has to be slow cooked in saffron and different spices which make them incredibly delicious. Long cooking at a low temperature is the traditional method of making this lamb shank dish.

Yield: Serves 4

  • 4 lamb shanks, (about 1.3 kg)
  • 3 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground saffron
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Dissolve ground saffron in 4 tablespoons of boiling water and set aside (click for How to Use Saffron).

Heat the butter and oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add half of the sliced onions and saute for 5-6 minutes. Add the turmeric powder and stir. Put the lamb shanks on the onions.

Persian Lamb Shanks

Fry the lamb shanks until nicely browned on all sides, about 4 minutes. Then top with the garlic, celery, carrot, bay leaves and remaining onions. Add the ground cinnamon.

Persian Lamb Shanks

Cover the pot and reduce to low (do not add water). Cook over low heat for 1 hour and 45 minutes (do not stir, just shake the pot occasionally).

Persian Lamb Shanks

Add the dissolved saffron, salt and pepper. Cover the pot and cook for 2 hours or until the meat falls off the bone easily (long cooking is required so the meat falls from the bone). Turn the lamb shanks every 30 minutes so they cook evenly. Add more boiling water if needed.

Persian Lamb Shanks

At the end, discard the bay leaves. Your lamb shanks are ready to serve!

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Persian Lamb Shanks
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