Burns Night lamb shanks

With pearl barley risotto

Burns Night lamb shanks

Burns Night lamb shanks

Serves 6
Cooks In3 hours 45 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 970 49%
  • Fat 34.9g 50%
  • Saturates 14.4g 72%
  • Sugars 20.4g 23%
  • Salt 1.9g 32%
  • Protein 71.7g 143%
  • Carbs 88.8g 34%
  • Fibre 6.3g -
Of an adult's reference intake
Recipe From

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 6 lamb shanks , (roughly 400g each), French-trimmed (ask your butcher to do this for you)
  • 4 rashers of higher-welfare smoked streaky bacon
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 swede , (800g)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 5 cloves
  • 1/2 a nutmeg , for grating
  • 100 ml Scotch whisky
  • 1 tablespoon marmalade
  • 1 heaped tablespoon flour
  • 1 litre organic beef stock
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • Risotto
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 knob of butter , (20g)
  • 450 g pearl barley
  • 1.5 litres good chicken stock
  • 350 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 60 g mature Cheddar cheese
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Recipe From

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

By Jamie Oliver
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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3.
  2. Place a large, non-stick frying pan on a high heat, season the lamb with sea salt and black pepper and sear for 15 to 20 minutes, turning until golden and gnarly all over.
  3. Finely chop the bacon and cook in a large, high-sided casserole pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil for a couple of minutes over a medium heat, until the fat renders.
  4. Meanwhile, peel the onions, swede and carrots, and roughly chop with the celery. Sweat everything down in the pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil for 15 minutes, or until softened and sweet.
  5. Bash the allspice, peppercorns and cloves in a pestle and mortar until fine, then finely grate over most of the nutmeg. Sieve the spices over the veg pan, mix well, then add the whisky, stirring up all the sticky goodness from the base of the pan. Let it bubble away for a couple of minutes, then stir in the marmalade and flour, followed gradually by the beef stock, and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add the lamb to the veg pan, followed by the bay leaves, then cover with a damp piece of greaseproof paper. Transfer to the oven and roast for 3 hours, or until the lamb is tender and easily pulls away from the bone.
  7. For the risotto, trim, wash and finely chop the white part of the leeks, then place in a large, non-stick pan on a medium-low heat with the butter. Cook for 15 minutes, or until sweet and soft, stirring occasionally.
  8. Stir in the barley to toast for 2 minutes, then pour in the chicken stock. Reduce the heat, then cover and cook for 45 minutes, or until the barley is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed.
  9. Add the milk, then finely grate over the Cheddar and stir until creamy. Pour the risotto onto a platter, carefully top with the lamb shanks and spoon over the vegetable sauce. Delicious served with steamed greens.
Recipe From

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

By Jamie Oliver