Foil-Baked Lamb Shanks With Warm Eggplant Salad

4
Servings
15m
Prep Time
2.5-3h
Cook Time
2h 45m
Ready In


"I'm very excited about this recipe found at an Australian cooking site (deliciousdotcomdotau) because it pairs lovely lamb shanks w/a warm eggplant salad & cooks them using a new method I hope to try soon. The recipe suggested the use of "French-trimmed" lamb shanks which refers to the method of "trimming the shanks to leave a clean, attractive length of bone". This doesn't chg the flavor or cook time, but is more a visual issue (It makes them "prettier" on the plate or in a photo if that matters to you). I entered both metric & the US imperial units of measurement, but the size of lamb shanks can vary so the main goal is to get 4 lrg shanks of equal size so they roast evenly. ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (1089.3 g)
  • Calories 552.6
  • Total Fat - 24.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 24 mg
  • Sodium - 1739.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 81.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 27.6 g
  • Sugars - 33.9 g
  • Protein - 23.6 g
  • Calcium - 536.7 mg
  • Iron - 7.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 249 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 170°C (340°F). Cut eight 15-in (40 cm) squares of aluminum foil. Rub spices & salt over lamb shanks. Lay a lamb shank on 4 squares & top w/thyme & garlic. Gather the sides of the foil up to create 4 bowls. Enclose each pkg w/a 2nd 15-in (40 cm) square piece of foil (bringing the sides together) & then pour 1/3 cup (80 ml) wine into each pkg. Twist the ends of the foil to secure each pkg & roast lamb on a baking dish or tray for 2 1/2 hrs or until tender. (Adjust cook time for shank size as needed)

Step 2

Combine eggplant & oil. Season w/salt & pepper & place on a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Roast above lamb for the final 35 min of cook time or until tender. Remove from oven & combine w/raisins, chickpeas, olives, parsley & feta.

Step 3

Remove lamb from foil to a serving plate, reserving the liquid. Strain the liquid & place in a pan over med heat. Cook for 4-5 min until thickened. Serve lamb w/eggplant salad, lamb sauce & lemon wedges. (Potatoes are also required at our house)

Tips & Variations


  • Only standard kitchen items are required.

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