Coffee Rubbed Lamb Shanks

by Annie M April 16, 2018

Coffee Rubbed Lamb Shanks

Coffee Rubbed Lamb Shanks

Lamb shanks make a great one pot dish. The coffee and mild heat from the Hasta Barista Baby rub work really well with lamb, and the parsnip adds an extra sweetness to the dish.

PREP TIME: 15 min
COOK TIME: 4 hours


  • 2 lamb shanks
  • 2 tbsp Life of Spice Hasta Barista Baby
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 carrots, 1 cm dice
  • 1 large parsnip, 1 cm dice
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp plain flour


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C
  2. Rub the lamb shanks with the Hasta Barista Baby rub
  3. Heat the olive oil over a medium high heat, then brown the lamb shanks in an enameled cast iron casserole dish
  4. Remove the lamb shanks to a plate and add the onion and sweat for 5 minutes, before adding the garlic, carrots and parsnip and cooking for a further 2/3 minutes
  5. Add the tomato purée and balsamic vinegar and cook out for a further minute
  6. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer
  7. Add back in the lamb shanks and place in the oven with the lid on
  8. Add more chicken stock after 3 hours if too dry
  9. After 4 hours, take out the casserole from the oven, remove the lamb shanks to a plate, and place the casserole on a hob. Add the plain flour to the gravy and stir until nicely reduced. Season to taste
  10. Serve with crusty bread

Annie M
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