Middle eastern lamb shanks

Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
8 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
4 lamb shanks

2 teaspoons sweet paprika

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

-1/4 teaspoon sumac

1 pinch saffron

1 tablespon orange blossom water

5 cloves garlic

2 medium onions, cubed

5 carrots, cut in thirds and then quartered

1 cup golden sultanas

2 tablespons olive oil

1/4 cup water

2 teaspoons chicken powder


  • Rinse lamb shanks and set aside.
  • Mix together next 11 ingredients to create a dry rub.
  • Rub the spices into the lamb shanks, getting into crevices. Then place the shanks into a crock pot and sprinkle the remainder of the spices over top.
  • Crush and mince the garlic and add garlic, onions, carrots and sultanas around the lamb.
  • Add the oil letting a little drizzle over top of the lamb.
  • Heat the water to boiling and add the chicken powder and mix until powder disappears. Add the broth around the sides of the crockpot.
  • Cook on high heat for 5 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • Serve with flavoured rice and tomato beans.


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