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    Slow Cooker Shanks

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    8 hrs 15 mins

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    Chrissyo's Note:

    (Adapted from New Trim Lamb Shanks in Gabriel Gate's Guide to Everyday Cooking, Allen and Unwin, $35.) Recipe taken from The Age newspaper.

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    1. 1
      In a small bowl, mix half the oil with the tomato paste, cumin and chilli paste.
    2. 2
      Brush or rub the meat with this paste.
    3. 3
      On the stove top, heat the remaining oil in a large pan and brown the meat for a few minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the thyme, wine, stock, tomato and garlic, and season with a little salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Transfer the mixture to your slow cooker.
    6. 6
      Allow to simmer for 8-10 hours on low, or 4-6 hours on high, until the mixture falls away from the bone.
    7. 7
      Do not lift the lid during cooking.
    8. 8
      Just before serving, stir in the chopped parsley and serve with mashed potato and a green salad.
    9. 9
      (Alternatively, sprinkle with home-made gremolata before serving.).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 03, 2005


      Chris, this was a great find. It's so simple to prepare, then watches itself. I don't own a slow cooker, so I cooked this in the oven for 4 hours on 150c (fan forced) We rarely get frenced shanks, so I used normal ones, and I used the chilli paste for a nice bite.

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    • on October 28, 2013


      I did 4 shanks which only just fitted into my crock pot (3 on the bottom and 1 on the top) so I did need to open the lid to move them around a bit for even cooking which I did twice and after 9 hours on low they were falling of the bone so tender and flavoursome. The only thing was I did not have any fresh tomatoes so used a tin of whole peeled tomatoes (would do again but drain them as there was so much liquid in the end so I scooped some out into a pot and thickened with a cornflour slurry to make a lovely sauce to go over the shanks), thank you Chrissyo, made for Name that Ingredient tag game.

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    • on September 11, 2007


      Wow this was wonderfully tender and the sauce had a great flavour over mashed potatoes. Only change I made was to use a tin of roma tomatoes with most of the juice drained rather than fresh. I think the chili paste is worthwhile and it adds a very subtle flavour that wouldn't be too strong for anyone.

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    Nutritional Facts for Slow Cooker Shanks

    Serving Size: 1 (452 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 697.2
    Calories from Fat 366
    Total Fat 40.7 g
    Saturated Fat 14.7 g
    Cholesterol 242.1 mg
    Sodium 526.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 1.9 g
    Protein 72.9 g

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