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Scotch Beer Braised Lamb Shank

Caramelised Brown Onion Garlic Mash, Tender stem Broccoli and Braising Juices

Lamb shankRecipe Ingredients - serves 2

  • 2 x Scotch Lamb Shanks
  • 50g Plain Flour
  • 500ml Lamb Stock
  • 500ml Hops enriched Craft Beer
  • 2 x Brown Onion
  • 2 x Carrots
  • 1 x Leeks
  • 1 x Celery
  • 2 x Garlic
  • 4 x Potatoes (Albert Bartlett)
  • 6 x Broccoli
  • 6 x Chestnut Mushrooms
  • Splash Sherry Vinegar
  • 75g Unsalted Butter
  • 30ml Cream
  • 1 x Bay Leaf
  • Pinch Origano
  • Pinch Cloves Ground
  • Pinches Sea Salt
  • Pinches Crushed Black Pepper
  • 50ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • Season shanks and dust with seasoned flour, heat up pan and sear on all sides. 
  • Remove shanks when nicely browned. 
  • Wipe pan with paper towel and in little oil, brown the onion, carrot, celery, leek and garlic.
  • Place vegetables, shank, aromats and lamb stock in casserole bring to boil, then simmer for 90 mins.
  • Deglaze vegetable pan with the beer, reduce by 1/3 and then add to casserole, remove lid.
  • Wash, peel and cut potatoes, place onto steamer tray and steam in flexipan.
  • Finely chop remaining onions and garlic, slowly caramelise in pan, adding Sherry Vinegar, deglaze.
  • Wash, dry and finely slice chestnut mushrooms, lightly pan fry till golden brown.
  • When potatoes are cooked, place into pan, add hot cream and some butter, and mash till fluffy light.
  • Add caramelised onions and garlic
  • Remove shanks when cooked, crank up heat and reduce juices till correct consistency.
  • Pass, add mushrooms, check seasoning and keep warm.
  • Steam broccoli in flexipan, during which time start plating up, mash first, then shank covered in sauce.
  • Lastly, position the lightly steamed and seasoned broccoli 
  • Garnish with potato crisps and enjoy.

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