This recipe for lamb shanks with cider will slow cook to make a really impressive supper for two people. The preparation is quick to do and after that you can put in the oven and forget about it for a while. When slow cooked the meat will become beautifully tender complimented by the apple fruitiness of the cider and the extra herb notes.

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Ingredients For Lamb Shanks With Cider And Rosemary

2 lamb shanks from Morley Butchers
1 leek, cut into thick slices
2 sticks celery, cut into thick slices
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2 eating apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
600ml/1pint cider
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
1 x 400g can cannellini beans, drained

Cooking Method For Lamb Shanks With Cider And Rosemary

Preheat the oven to Gas mark 3, 170°C, 325°F.

Season your shanks and dust with some flour. In an ovenproof casserole dish (with a lid) put in some vegetable oil and place on a high heat. Brown the lamb all over and put to one side. Reduce the heat and add in the leek, celery, garlic allow them to soften.

Return the meat to the pan and add the apples, and rosemary then pour over the cider cover all the ingredients as best possible, season and cover with the lid. Cook in preheated oven for 2 hours or until meat in tender and falling from bone.

30 minutes before the end of cooking time remove lid and add the cannellini beans. Mix well and return to the oven uncovered for the remaining cooking time. Check that the pan is not drying out and add some additional liquid if needed.

Serve these tasty lamb shanks with cider accompanied by a good helping of some seasonal green vegetables and maybe a few carrots for extra colour.

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