Le Creuset Spiced Lamb Shanks

Le Creuset Spiced Lamb Shanks

Posted by Philip Morris and Son on 10th Nov 2023

| DIFFICULTY Easy | PREP TIME 2.5 hours | COOK TIME 3-4 hour | SERVES 6 |

Indulge in the warming winter flavours of succulent lamb with a medley of aromatic spices with this Spiced Lamb Shanks recipe.

For this recipe, you'll need a Le Creuset 27cm Cast Iron Oval Casserole Dish


  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 2 Spanish onions, chopped
  • 1 bulb of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Rapeseed oil
  • 5 ripe beef tomatoes
  • 2 Spanish onions, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 3 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 750ml red wine
  • Lamb stock to cover (store bought is fine)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  • A handful of Coriander, chopped
  • Couscous


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C / 140°C Fan forced.
  2. Salt the lamb shanks moderately then mix with the garlic, ginger and rosemary and marinate for 2 hours.
  3. Once marinated, wash the salt and marinade off the meat. Heat a little rapeseed oil in Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Round Casserole and roast the lamb shanks in the oven until well coloured, then remove from the pan.
  4. In the same casserole, heat the tomato paste and chopped onion, then add the cumin seeds, curry powder and cinnamon stick and toast on the hob, on a low to medium heat, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then transfer the mixture to the casserole.
  5. Chop the tomatoes and add to the casserole, followed by the red wine. Bring the mix to a boil, then add the lamb shanks to the casserole.
  6. Add the lamb stock, then bake in a pre-heated moderate oven, with the lid on the casserole, for 3-4 hours until the lamb is succulent and falling off the bone.

Cook’s Notes

  • Cook's Notes: This is a delicious, autumnal/winter dish. For a more earthy flavour, replace the red wine with a dark beer or for a lighter sauce, use white wine.