Lamb Hindshank from New Zealand Silver Fern Farms.
A classic revived. A meaty and fleshy shank saturated with hearty lamb flavours that are best intensified through slow, moist cooking techniques.
Note: 1.2g serves approximately 3 portions.
2-3 smoked ancho chillies
1 large handful of raisins
285 ml unsweetened apple juice
4 lamb shanks
3 red onions
8 cloves of garlic
2-3 fresh red chillies
1 heaped teaspoon smoked paprika
3 fresh bay leaves
2-4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 x 400 g tin of quality plum tomatoes
750 ml organic chicken stock , optional
red wine vinegar
Preheat your oven to full whack. Put the dried chillies, raisins and apple juice in a bowl, then set aside.
Put the lamb shanks in a roasting tray, then rub all over with oil, sea salt and black pepper. Bang them in the oven for 20 minutes.
As they’re browning, peel and finely chop the onions, peel and finely slice the garlic, then halve and deseed the chillies.
Get a casserole pan that will fit the shanks quite snugly — about 24cm in diameter and 10cm deep. Put it on a medium heat and add a lug of olive oil, the onions, garlic, fresh chilli, smoked paprika, bay leaves and rosemary. Leave to sweat for about 10 minutes.
Once the onions have softened, put the rehydrated chillies and raisins into a food processor or liquidiser, along with any leftover apple juice, then blitz (feel free to sneak in a swig of red wine or bourbon here!) until you’ve got a paste. Stir this into your onions.
Take your shanks out of the oven and turn the temperature down to 140°C/275°F/gas 1.
Add the shanks to the casserole pan along with your tinned tomatoes and stock (if using) or equal amounts of water.
Stir everything together, cover and put in the oven to stew for 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours, or until the meat is falling off the bone and the sauce is thick, topping up with water or stock as you go.
Take it out of the oven, have a taste and season with salt and pepper and a dash of vinegar. Serve with steamed greens, mash, flatbreads, or whatever you fancy.
As wholesalers, our cuts of meats are sold at whole pieces. If you would like to have your meat portioned into steaks, kindly add a note in the “additional notes ” section whilst checking out.
For example, when ordering a 2 kg Angus Fillet, you may request to have it portioned into 1kg each.
Choosing the size of each portion is at you own discretion