Recipe by Elly in Canada
Delicious sticky lamb shanks, great when served with a fragrant rice and steamed baby bok choy. Wonderful Asian flavours of fresh ginger, sesame oil and teriyaki! Source: Monda Rosenberg
- 1⁄3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 (1 lb) lamb shanks, about 6 lbs (3 kg)
- vegetable oil
- 2 large onions
- 1⁄3 cup fresh ginger, peeled and julienned
- 1 cup sherry wine
- 10 ounces chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
- 2 star anise or 2 teaspoons anise seeds or 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
- 1⁄2 cup dried mushroom (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Measure flour and salt into a large plastic bag. If shanks are damp, pat dry with paper towels. Add 1 shank to bag. Shake to coat. Remove to a large platter. Repeat with remaining pieces. Save excess flour.
- Lightly coat a large wide saucepan with oil and set over medium-high heat. When hot, add 2 or 3 shanks. Brown on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Add oil as needed. If pan gets too hot, reduce heat to medium. Remove each shank to a large plate as it is browned. Repeat with remaining shanks.
- Meanwhile, slice onions in half. Place cut side down on cutting board and slice into thin strips.
- After removing shanks from pan, reduce heat to medium.
- Add onions, ginger and a little more oil.
- Stir often until onion softens, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Sprinkle with reserved flour mixture and stir until evenly mixed.
- Gradually stir in sherry. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up and stir in any brown bits from pan bottom.
- Stir in broth, teriyaki, chili flakes, sesame oil, star anise and mushrooms.
- Bring to a boil, stirring often.
- Return shanks to pan. Reduce temperature to medium-low.
- Cover and simmer, turning shanks occasionally, until tender and meat is almost falling from bone, approximately 3 hours. Serve with sauce drizzled overtop.
- Note: I use 1/2 cup fresh ginger and 2 teaspoons chili flakes. Port or marsala wine can be used instead of sherry. Enjoy!