Whimsical Berry Lamb Shanks

Being a tough cut of meat that needs slow cooking to make it fall-off-the-bone tender, lamb shanks are actually very forgiving so it’s a really great cut to cook with. Give this easy Lamb Shank recipe a try and I promise you, you will thank me later.

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Here's how you make it:  

Serves 4


  •  Olive oil
  • 4 lamb shanks, cut from the forequarter
  • Seasoned flour for dusting
  • 4 Shallots, halved
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 25g Turkish apricots
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 30ml brown sugar
  • 250ml  Red wine
  • 125ml Balsamic vinegar
  • 250ml NoMU Lamb Fond (Liquid Stock)
  • 90ml CARMIEN Whimsical Berry Flower Tea tied in a bouquet garni
  • Salt and Pepper to season 


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C
  2. Heat the oil in a large casserole dish.
  3. Brown the lamb on all sides until sealed and golden, then set aside.
  4. Add the shallots and sauté until golden, add the garlic and apricots and sauté for another minute.
  5. Return the shanks back to the casserole and add the remaining ingredients. Stir through, cover with the lid and place in the oven for 2 hours or until the meat starts falling off the bone and the sauce is well reduced.

Stylist: Lisa Clark | Photographer: Dirk