Moroccan Lamb Shanks

Lamb Shanks

I’ve been cooking Moroccan Lamb Shanks for about 8 years. My dad walked past my desk at work one day and said try this! I did, and it was and always is sensational. You CAN NOT fail at this dish. I guarantee it will please everyone at the dinner table.

I have know idea where he got it from but I know it off by heart, thats how many times I’ve cooked it. Best part, it’s in the slow cooker. Convenient, minimal dishes and extremely easy.  I use to prepare it the night before and when I left for work in the morning, I would get it out of the fridge, turn it on, and by the time we were both home by 4 it was ready!

All we had to do was make some mash potato and boil some broccoli.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

▪   4 lamb shanks

▪   splash olive oil

▪   1 tin chopped tomatoes

▪   1 tin water

▪   1 white onion, diced

▪   1 knob ginger, chopped

▪   2 cloves garlic, chopped

▪   1 heaped teaspoon coriander powder

▪   1 heaped teaspoon cumin

▪   1 heaped teaspoon turmeric

▪   1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

▪   1/2 teaspoon white pepper

grated lemon zest


  1. Heat oil in a large fry-pan.
  2. Add the lamb shanks and lightly brown; remove and set aside.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the fry-pan and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add lamb shanks and remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on high for at least 6 hours.
  5. Serve on a bed of mash potato.