by Rachel Manley

The meat on these lamb shanks is so tender that it falls off the bone. Serve with mounds of mash for the ultimate comfort food supper.

Equipment: You need a slow cooker to make this recipe.

Main course

Buyer's guide

When buying shanks from the butcher, check where they're come from. They may not always be from the same source as the other lamb.


Cook it slowly in hearty tomato or red wine-based dishes in winter, or in white wine, stock or orange juice for a lighter dish.