Lamb Fore Shanks

The tender meat will just fall off the bone after long, slow cooking
  (1545 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
  • Cut from the lower part of the front leg
  • Look great when served on the bone
  Professionally shock frozen
 
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2x Lamb Fore Shanks
£6.50
£16.25 per kg
Box Contains:

  • 2 Lamb Fore Shanks, in pack of 2
    (pack weight 400g)
1 servings
Code: L535
Quantity:
4x Lamb Fore Shanks
£13.00
£16.25 per kg
Box Contains:

    • 4 Lamb Fore Shanks, 2 packs of 2
      (pack weight 400g)

2 servings
Code: D1263
Quantity:
6x Lamb Fore Shanks

Regular Price: £19.50

Special Price: £16.50

£13.75 per kg
Box Contains:

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

3 servings
Code: D940R
Quantity:
-18°C. Once defrosted store between 0 - 5°C. Use within 24 hours
Nutritional Information (Typical per 100g)
Energy: 778 kJ / 187 kcal, Fat: 12.3g, of which Saturates: 5.4g, Carbohydrates: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g, Fibre: 0g, Protein: 19g, Salt: 0.15g
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.

95% of customers liked this product (1545 reviews)

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22-May-2017  
These turned out to be not very tender. I was expecting the meat to fall off the bone. I did send Donald Russell an email explaining how disappointed I was and wondered if I should have booked them differently but I am still waiting for their reply - and that waster 2 weeks ago.
22-May-2017   
We enjoyed them very tasty
14-May-2017   
As always lovely meat,tender and succulent
14-May-2017   
Excellent just falls off bone when cooked very tender
12-May-2017   
Delicious lamb, thoroughly enjoyed it.
09-May-2017  
I have had this item before (not from you) and always enjoyed. I was disappointed with the ones I purchased from your company because there was very little meat and what there was, was not particularly nice Thanks for your comment.

We’re sorry the Lamb Shanks were disappointing, 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.
08-May-2017   
Have ordered these before and enjoyed them very much.
08-May-2017   
Good value for the qualty
01-May-2017  
Unfortunately, I think I got a duff batch. Have bought before and no problems. Cooked in slow oven for ages Moroccan style. They did not fall off the bone and were distinctly tough. Can't be the oven as I've not had this problem before
30-Apr-2017   
Sent an email re this - I don't know whether you have changed your supplier, but these used to be great, so tender and just fell off the bone, but these ones have been tough, lots of gristle, very little quality meat. Very disappointing - what has gone wrong? Thanks for your comment.

We’re sorry the Lamb Fore Shanks were not 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
30-Apr-2017   
Tender and tasty, very good value
27-Apr-2017   
The two we have tried were practically inedible because they were mainly full of gristle and the little bit of meat was tough we have already sent you a email about this and still waiting for a reply the ones we have had before have been great that's why we bought some more Thanks for your comment. 

We’re sorry the Lamb Fore Shanks wasn't up to scratch, but thank you for bringing it to our attention. 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.
26-Apr-2017  
Sadly this product was not up to its usual standard and made a very disappointing meal. I have already made Donald Russell aware of my concerns and have received excellent customer service Thanks for your comment. 

We’re sorry the Lamb Fore Shanks wasn't up to scratch, but thank you for bringing it to our attention. 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.
24-Apr-2017  
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! Thanks for your comment. 

We’re sorry the Lamb Fore Shanks wasn't up to scratch, but thank you for bringing it to our attention. 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.
24-Apr-2017  
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.
21-Apr-2017   
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
20-Apr-2017   
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. Thanks for your comment.

We’re sorry you found the Lamb Fore Shanks disappointing, but thank you for bringing it to our attention.

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.
20-Apr-2017   
Tasty and up to the usual excellent standard. Everything you order comes expertly packed in a large polystyrene box in dry ice.
18-Apr-2017  
not started yet but look forward
18-Apr-2017   
Just great in a casserole. Very tender.
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