Lamb Shank Coconut Curry

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Serves 4-6 Prep Time 10 hours   Cook Time 6 hours   Rated:

I love to put dinner on in the mornings. Especially in winter. This is such a dish. I do love my slow cooker almost as much as my Thermomix at this time of year. It is so comforting to have the fragrance of something amazing developing throughout the day as you get on with your business!!

If you haven't been introduced to the miracle of slow cooking, then maybe this will get you there. Back in the day, (not sure whose day, but back in THE day) lamb shanks were peasants food and therefore cheap. Not so much anymore, but still this does go a long way. I suggest one shank per serving, but I could not eat a whole one, so it's pretty personal I guess.

Use rice or rice noodles to accompany...I personally prefer noodles with this one. Enjoy.

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  • 1 lamb shank per serving (They need to all fit into your slow cooker, so be warned!)
  • 2 Tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 2 Tablespoons pink salt flakes BUY
  • Curry Paste
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 2 red onions, peeled and halved
  • 5 cm Pieces fresh ginger root
  • 3 Tablespoons shrimp paste
  • 2 red chilli (de-seed them if you don't like it too hot.)
  • 3-4 Tablespoons ground turmeric plus more to taste
  • 50 Grams Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) BUY
  • Curry Sauce
  • 300 Grams red lentils, rinsed
  • 700 Grams liquid stock of choice (veggie, chicken or beef, lamb if you can get it!)
  • 1 Tablespoon Umami Paste (optional) Recipe
  • 2 x 400 Milliliters coconut cream Recipe
  • pink salt flakes to taste BUY
  • 2 lemons, juice only
  • The Rest
  • 6 eggs, hard boiled, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 small cabbage, shredded finely
  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly
  • Handfuls fresh coriander leaves
  • 3 limes to serve



Dust each lamb shank with turmeric and salt and set aside.


Place all of the curry paste ingredients into the Thermomix bowl and blend 20 sec/speed 8. Scrape down sides of bowl and lid and repeat.


Place the lamb shanks into a sealable bag with the curry paste and refrigerate overnight.


The day you plan on eating the dish, place the marinated lamb shanks with all of the curry paste into the slow cooker and turn it onto the lowest setting.


Add all of the curry sauce ingredients to the slow cooker turning the lamb shanks so that they are well covered by everything. Cook until tender, but not falling off the bone.


Serve with all accompaniments with or without rice or noodles.

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