Savour the taste of winter with spiced lamb shanks in the slow cooker

Savour the taste of winter with spiced lamb shanks in the slow cooker

As the winter chill settles in, there's something incredibly comforting about indulging in hearty, flavoursome dishes that warm both body and soul. And when it comes to winter feasts, few dishes can rival the rich and tender goodness of slow-cooked spiced lamb shanks. We invite you to savour the taste of winter with our tantalising slow cooker recipe for spiced lamb shanks.

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Spiced Lamb Shanks

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Cooking Time: 1hr 20 minutes 

Serves: 8 


1 Tbs oil
8 lamb shanks
2 brown onions, diced
6 garlic cloves, grated
800g tin tomatoes
½ cup red wine
70g harissa paste
1 pinch saffron
Juice and zest of 1 orange
150g fresh dates, pitted and chopped
400g tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
100g green olives, sliced
50g slivered almonds
Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
Garnish with coriander
Serve with cous cous 


  1. Press BROWN/SEAR, press START/STOP. Pre-heat. 
  2. Add oil, brown shanks in batches, remove and set aside. Press START/STOP. 
  3. Press SAUTE, add onions, and sauté for 3 minutes and garlic, for 1 minute. 
  4. Add tomatoes, wine, harissa, saffron, orange juice and zest, dates and return lamb shanks. 
  5. Secure the lid, ensure the steam release valve is in the seal (closed) position, press MEAT/STEW adjust time to 1 hour and press START/STOP. 
  6. Once cooking has finished, release pressure and remove shanks onto a plate. Add chickpeas and mix. 
  7. Serve on cous cous, garnish with olives, almonds and coriander.