Braised Lamb Shanks with Mushroom and Carrots

I bought a couple of lamb shanks recently but wasn’t sure if I had red wine in my pantry to cook the “proper” lamb shanks. I did not have red wine, so I basically whipped up a spontaneous mixture of flavors to cook these beautiful lamb shanks in a flavorsome stew with whatever I had in my kitchen.
The ingredients were:
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 5 large cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 4 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp tarragon
  • 1 tsp chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp chicken stock powder
  • Pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
In a large pot, heat the olive oil and cook the garlic and red onions until just browning. Add the mushrooms, carrots, rosemary, tarragon, chilli paste, tomato sauce, soy sauce and pepper to taste. Add 3 cups of water and bring pot to a gentle simmer. Add the lamb shanks and let it slowly cook on the stove at medium heat for approx. 2-3 hours.

By the time it’s ready, the lamb should fall off the bone as it is cooked to very tender, and the sauce thickens.

Serve with freshly steamed vegetables and a bed of garlic mashed potatoes.

There wasn’t any red wine though.. hhmmm feel free to discard this recipe, lol.

32 thoughts on “Braised Lamb Shanks with Mushroom and Carrots

  1. That looks super delicious! I love these “throw together with whatever you can find in your pantry w/o any planning” stuff. They usually turn out great!


  2. This looks fabulous Kim – the perfect winter dish. Christmas is coming and we're pondering what to have on Christmas Day. This could well be on the menu! 🙂


  3. Lovely piece of shank! My last lamb shank was without red wine, and it was a bit of a let down. But you ingredients look like they will make the dish taste pretty great!


  4. Hi,Kimba :)It was nice to meet you last night.Yeap. Iam here! as soon as i got up this morning i ran to the computer check out your blog.Haven't gone through all the posts yet but wow.. I think i will visit here probably everyday.Iam too lazy to post my food on my blog so yes..I got a blog but haven't posted anything yet hehehAnyway have a gready Sunday xSeah


  5. Kim, this looks absolutely delicious!! You have caught me in a bit of a hungry mode, and oh, how I wish I had a plate in front of me!I forgot to post you before my trip out of town, but we recently (over a week ago!) left you the “Stylish Blogger Award”! Thank you for all the wonderful “stylish” recipes you do for us! (It's on our puffed apple pancake post)! XO


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