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    Lamb Shanks in Five Spice, Tamarind & Ginger

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    Latchy's Note:

    This is adapted from Pamela Clark's Low Carb - Low Fat Cookbook. If this is diet food, please give me more. I served this with some steamed choy sum.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to moderate.
    2. 2
      Dry fry, five spice, chili, cinnamon and star anise in a small saucepan until fragrant.
    3. 3
      Then add soy sauce, wine, tamarind, sugar, ginger, garlic, onion and water and mix well.
    4. 4
      Place lamb in a single layer in a large shallow baking dish and drizzle over the sauce mixture from the saucepan.
    5. 5
      Bake covered in a moderate oven, turning the lamb occasionally for about 2 hours or until the meat is falling off the bone.
    6. 6
      Remove lamb from the dish and keep warm while you skim any excess fat.
    7. 7
      Strain the sauce into a small saucepan and boil for about 2 minutes. Put lamb onto serving plates and pour sauce over and serve with green steam vegetable.
    8. 8
      If you are not on a diet serve with rice or mash potato.
    9. 9
      This could also be made in a large dutch oven on top of the stove.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 13, 2010


      This was so good it had a bit of oomph with some sweetness and taste of sour and so easy to prepare. The sauce it produces is fantastic (the DM a women who usually says so to sauce of gravy, well I put it on her plate, there was none left when dinner was finished). I had 4 lamb shanks weighing aboout 300 grams each (not french cut) and even after an hour at 170C fan forced oven the meat was coming off the bone so I turned it down to 120 for the next hour and the result was succulent meat that was falling off the bone. Will think of Latchy every time I make this. Made for Bargain Basement.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lamb Shanks in Five Spice, Tamarind & Ginger

    Serving Size: 1 (709 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1340.8
    Calories from Fat 607
    Total Fat 67.4 g
    Saturated Fat 27.6 g
    Cholesterol 484.2 mg
    Sodium 1363.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 10.3 g
    Protein 145.5 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    five-spice powder

    star anise

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