Moroccan style lamb shanks

  • Serves 6
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 120mins
Moroccan style lamb shanks


  • Serves 6
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  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C-180°C. Mix the flour and paprika in a plastic bag, season with salt and pepper. Add the lamb shanks and toss to coat. Reserve any remaining flour.
  2. Heat a large pan over a moderately high heat, add a little oil. Brown the shanks well on all sides. Remove and place them in a large casserole dish.
  3. Reduce heat in pan and add a little extra oil, the onion and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stir occasionally. Add the reserved flour, and cook a further minute. Stir in the stock and orange juice and, once a sauce is formed, add the prunes, barley, orange rind and thyme.
  4. Pour over the shanks. Cover the dish tightly with its lid, place in oven. Cook for 2 hours or until shanks are very tender. Turn the shanks occasionally and adjust the heat as it cooks if needed. You may need to add a little beef stock or water if it appears too dry.