Friday, May 29, 2009

Lemon Lamb Shanks in paper

Finding warming winter recipes that are relatively low in fat isn't as hard as you might think. Last night, I made these fab Lemon Lamb Shanks in Paper and served them with some fluffy couscous, low fat garlic yoghurt and greens.

They're packed full of flavour and are pretty much guilt free (and there's no mess!) Perfect for a cold Autumn (nearly winter...ugh) night...

what you need
4 large lamb shanks, trimmed
1 large lemon, cut into 8 slices
8 garlic cloves
dried oregano
baking paper
kitchen string

what to do
  1. Preheat the oven to 140C. On the kitchen bench, lie two long sheets of baking paper, forming a cross.
  2. Season a shank well with the salt and pepper and lie it on the paper. Sprinkle dried oregano over and cover with two slices of lemon. Add two garlic cloves.
  3. Wrap up the parcel and tie with kitchen string, using a knot that's easy to undo. Repeat with the other shanks.
  4. Place the parcels in a baking tray and bake for three hours.
  5. Serve as per suggestion above or with smashed potatoes and a classic greek salad.
Tip: Making garlic yoghurt is as simple as crushing a clove in a small tub and mixing well. Add salt to taste and you're done!


Mrs.P said...

That sounds so good! I'm a huge fan of lamb shanks but I've never had Lemon Lamb Shanks. Gonna try this next week.

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

The little parcels are gorgeous.
I've actually never cooked lamb, this makes me want to try.

Angela said...

OMG I am so trying this next week! Fantastic!

Bells said...

well this is a most novel way to cook them (to me at least). I've done fish in a parcel but not shanks in a bag! Must try.

Anonymous said...

I'm eager to try this out. Will do so when A.Sue comes to visit next. Thanks a lot.Sounds so easy.

Camarli said...

I am looking forward to tyring this. It looks so so yummo !