How To Cook Lamb Shanks Using A Slow Cooker And A Silver Skin
How to cook lamb shank? In case you are new to grilling meat this article will help you know how to cook lamb shanks correctly. Lamb is a great cut of beef from the rear part of the animal, which is usually taken off the bone. The common fore shanked is from the front feet, while the hind shanked is from the back feet. Traditionally lambs shank used to be considered a cheap cut of food, but with a growing demand for healthier cuts of meat over recent years, lamb shanking has also increased in price.
If you have selected the best cut, then this task will be relatively easy. The first thing to do is to get the lamb shanks out of the freezer and onto a large pan or stove top. Room temperature lamb shanks are best for cooking. Take a pair of tongs and position them on each side of the meat, holding them away from you and turning them occasionally so that they cook evenly. This can take around ten to twelve minutes depending on the size.
Once done, leave the meat in the pan to cool
You can then serve this dish with vegetables, salad or a nice crusty bread slice. To make a delicious lamb shanking sauce, simply use your favourite red wine, grapes or balsamic vinegar. You will find this type of sauce is particularly tasty with roasted or baked sweet potatoes.
If you are looking for a very tender piece of meat, then you will need to give the slow cooker for an extra 10 minutes in the oven or the slow cooker itself to cook the meat through. When you first start out, you may find the lamb shanking in the slow cooker or oven a little tough to pull apart, but this will become easier as the cooking process goes on. You will want to be careful at this point, since oven roasting or poaching is tough meat.
Once the meat has been pulled into chunks, it can then be separated and added to the slow cooker. Depending on your preference, you can cook the pieces separately or you can put the entire thing into the slow cooker. Depending on how thick the meat is, you may not be able to get the whole thing cooked through in one sitting. In fact, I usually keep about four pieces at a time in the slow cooker and continue to stir while I add the red wine and bring it all to a boil. When the liquid is almost gone, I throw in the vegetables and cover for an hour or so to allow the flavors to meld properly.
Another way to cook lamb shanks that works rather well in a casserole dish is to cook them on the stove. In this case, I like to use olive oil in my slow cooker, along with some onions, garlic, and a few spices. Just remember to pay close attention to this cooking method because it is one of the best ways to ensure tenderness, flavor, and tenderness.
Finally, if you would like to cook lamb shanks on the grill, here’s how to do it. First, preheat the grill (carefully), lay down some foil to surround the coals, and place the shanks on top of the foil. You want to cook them in the indirect heat of the grill for two to three hours, turning the meat occasionally to ensure even cooking. Once the first side is done, you can flip and cook the second side. As you can probably tell by now, this method is great for those who don’t have a lot of time to spend cooking but still want to eat delicious braised lamb shanks!
These quick methods will get you perfectly tender lamb shanks every time
Try them out in your recipes, or experiment by trying different methods. The secret to perfect tenderness is that the beef must be allowed to reach room temperature, not refrigerated or frozen. Once the beef is chilled enough, you simply need to add water or stock to help thicken the meat and let it marinate. That’s all there is to it!