6x Lamb Fore Shanks

Great for cooking ahead

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £19.50

Special Price: £16.50

Shopping Bag
Most recently added item(s)

  (1533 reviews)     
A superb slow cook cut, Lamb Fore Shanks are cut from the lower part of the front leg and are much smaller than the traditional Lamb Shank. When slowly, gently braised, our Lamb Fore Shanks will deliver rich, tasty, fall-off-the-bone tender meat. We recommend serving two per person, although one makes an ideal meal for smaller appetites or kids.
Head Chef's Tip:
Their neat size lets you pop them straight into the pot whole, where they will retain their shape and take added flavour from the bone. Try braising them with red wine, garlic and rosemary, and serve with seasonal vegetables and of course lots of the rich, thick gravy!
  • Grass-fed, naturally reared UK lamb
  • A delicious humble cut, from the lower part of the front leg
  • These look great served on the bone
Box Contains:

    • 6 Lamb Fore Shanks in packs of 2
      (pack weight 400g)

SAVE £3.00
  Professionally shock frozen
Storage Conditions: Supplied frozen only: - Store at <-18ºC
Once defrosted - Store between 0 - 5ºC - Use within 24 hours
About 30 minutes before cooking, remove the defrosted meat from its packaging and pat dry with kitchen paper. Allow the meat to react room temperature.

Pre-heat the oven to 140ºC/275-325ºF/Gas 1-3. Heat a large ovenproof pan on a high heat, add a little oil and sear the meat until nicely browned all over.

Then take out the meat and Sear any vegatable in this pan, add stock/wine and place the meat back in the pan, ensuring the liquid covers atleast a 1/3 to 1/2 of the meat and bring gently to the boil on the hob. Cover with a lid and transfer into the preheated oven, or continue to simmer gently on the hob at a very low temperature.

Check from time to time and top up liquid if needed. Cooking times vary depending on the cut and your oven but as a rule, try to check casseroles after an hour and regular intervals after. The easiest way to check joints is to use a meat folk, inserting it into thickest part.

96% of customers liked this product (1533 reviews)

Posted Rating Comment Company Comment
I bought 30 lamb shanks, and some of them were very tough, despite being cooked for 3 hours. Some were all right, but others were defnitely tough. I am always very satisfied with the meat you send, particularly the steak!
It has always been my experience that the meat on lamb shanks fell off the bone after slow cooking. Rather the opposite and very fatty. More so than usual.
We enjoyed them very tasty
I have been brought up in Canada on them.. mom cooked them quite often as a meal or stew or soup.. luv'em.. cheers hmac
I have ordered the lamb shanks before and found them very good. However the first pack in my recent order was tough and sinewy - more ancient mutton than lamb. I am reluctant to spend time cooking the other packs in case they are as unpleasant.
Tasty and up to the usual excellent standard. Everything you order comes expertly packed in a large polystyrene box in dry ice.
not started yet but look forward
Just great in a casserole. Very tender.
Put these in the slow cooker with some veg and you have a tasty wholesome meal without any effort! The meat just melts off the bones.
Good size pieces - I find the hind shanks far too big
I'm am usually full of praise for Donald Russell products but my last order was a let down. The lamb fore shanks were not at all well trimmed like they usually are. I thought they'd make do and perhaps more fat more flavour but unfortunately this did not carry through. They were surprisingly tasteless... Read More. Thanks for your comment. 

We’re sorry the Lamb Fore Shanks wasn't to your taste, but we appreciate your feedback.  We have now been in touch and resolved this to your satisfaction, but please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
Tasty slow cook casserole.
Very good. My husband love them, and although I'm not keen on lamb I enjoyed them too.
Very good value, makes a rich casserole and two will make a good meal for two people
As I cook most meat etc dishes in my slow cooker the lamb shanks were really good.
I originally thought these were a little small, but once defrosted they were absolutely great
Good flavour - also works well in a slow cooker
not as meaty as I hoped probably will not buy again
More fat than usual, otherwise ok
Really succulent, with plenty of meat on them.
view all reviews

About our reviews and ratings
We always make it our business to listen to our customers, and this is the reason we have chosen to work with Feefo, the most trusted independent customer feedback forum. When you shop with us, you will receive a short survey email from Feefo following the dispatch of your item(s) asking you to rate your experience with us. This gives you the chance to tell us anything at all – be it good or bad. The important thing is to be honest in order to help us, our sellers and improve your future shopping experience.
You will be asked to rate the overall service you received as well as your purchased item(s), choosing to rate each one as ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘poor’ or ‘bad’ and add a comment if you wish.
read about our product rating system

Ratings Guide
trusted independent customer feedback
  excellent   bad
good poor