Yum!! Sue, I had to tweak the recipe a little. I did not change a thing about your gorgeous mix of spices. But I do not have a crock pot, so I did much the same thing -- by slow-roasting in the oven, for hours! The scents during the long baking time, as we came through the front door, were amazing! The only thing I would change -- and lift this to 5 stars -- would be to stir-fry all those gorgeous spices in a little oil, before using. I found that, however great it smelled, the true flavours did not actually feature in the final result only because the spices were not fried beforehand. But this is still a a great recipe! Thanks for a new idea to do shanks. We have this often, and this spicy recipe was really new to me! :-)
This was a little to tangy (tomato) for us. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't Wow! at least not for us anyway. It made a nice quick meal though.
We enjoyed this a lot thanks Sue. I cooked mine in the oven set at 120C for about 3 1/2 hours and the shanks were beautifully tender. This is a very easy recipe to throw together. Couldn't bring myself to serve just with couscous so instead served with roast potatoes and steamed veggies. This made quite a lot of sauce so have frozen some for later.
I really enjoyed this dish. DH put it in the crockpot as he was leaving for work, and it was so nice to come home to the wonderful smell in the house and have dinner ready with no further prep. I thought this had really nice flavor and reheated well for lunch the next day. The meat was very tender and moist. DH was less enthusiastic about this dish than I was and thought it needed a little more "uumph," though he still enjoyed it. We followed the directions as posted and served over basamati rice. Thanks for posting!
A stunningly easy and tasty meal. I loved the flavours of this dish. I didn't have any wine so used some vegetable stock instead; and it seemed to work well. Makes a wonderfully easy mid-week meal.
The sauce was a little much for my family, but I toned it down by adding some yogurt. Thanks for a good recipe.
My hubby and I loved this dish. It has great flavor and really tenderizes the lamb shanks. I know I'll make it again.
Amazing recipe!! We doubled the recipe for 5-6 lbs of lamb and had no problem doing that, but we also found that adding another single portion of spices halfway through took out the salty taste and kept the flavorings. We also added another teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of curry powder, which made it basically perfect. Served with the Yogurt Garlic Sauce listed on here, it more than impressed my family and friends last night, all of whom basically live out of gourmet restaurants and hotels. Excellent recipe!! Hint: for those of you near Costco, they have lamb at very reasonable prices.
Easy and great flavors. A bit too salty for our taste, but couscous balances that somewhat. We added a small handful of black olives, which probably added a lot of saltiness. It would probably be good with the whole lemon, thinly sliced, in lieu of just the zest. It's a keeper!