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Braised lamb shanks with cabbage, potatoes and caraway dukkah

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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Peanut free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • No added sugar

Nothing beats a slow cooker lamb on a cool winters weekend. So tender that the lamb falls off the bone, with delicious potatoes to enjoy the slow cooked sauce. Your mouth will be watering.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time3 hour 30 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes, (+ 10 mins resting time)


  • 4 Coles Australian Frenched Lamb Shanks (about 250g each)
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 cups (750ml) salt-reduced chicken stock
  • ½ cup (125ml) white wine vinegar
  • 400g baby Carisma or washed baby potatoes (about 6), quartered
  • 400g (about ½) mini drumhead cabbage, cut into 3cm slices
  • Finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, to serve

Caraway dukkah

  • 1 tbs sesame seeds
  • 1½ tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tbs dry roasted almonds, coarsely chopped

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Dry lamb and season with salt. Heat a large heavy ovenproof pot over medium-high heat, and add oil. When oil is hot, add lamb and cook, turning as needed, for 8-10 mins or until brown all over. Transfer to a plate. Pour off all but 1 tsp of fat from pot. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and sauté for 5 mins or until golden. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 min. Stir in stock and vinegar and bring to a simmer. Add lamb, cover pot with lid slightly ajar and transfer to oven. Cook for 1½ hours.
  2. Step 2

    Remove pot from oven and turn lamb over. Return to oven with lid slightly ajar and cook for 45 mins. Remove from oven. Skim fat from liquid and add the potatoes, submerging them as much as possible. Cover completely with lid, return to oven and cook for 30 mins. Add cabbage, submerging as much as possible (don’t worry if a lot of cabbage sits on top of lamb). Cover, return to oven and cook for 20 mins or until lamb, potato and cabbage are tender. Set aside for 10 mins to rest.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, to make dukkah, in a small frying pan over medium-high heat, toss sesame seeds, caraway, coriander, mustard and fennel seeds for 3 mins or until aromatic. Transfer to a small food processor or spice grinder with almonds, ½ tsp of sea salt flakes and ½ tsp of freshly ground black pepper. Pulse to coarsely break up spices.
  4. Step 4

    Divide lamb shanks and vegetables among shallow bowls. Ladle braising liquid over, sprinkle with dukkah and parsley and serve.