Lamb Fore Shanks

The tender meat will just fall off the bone after long, slow cooking
  (1556 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
£19.50
£16.25 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 (1556 reviews)

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17-Jul-2017   
Lovely and tender, we all enjoyed them
13-Jul-2017   
Delicious and good value.

Delivered very quickly - great service
06-Jul-2017   
Very disappointed. Not up to the usual DR standard. They were tough,very little meat with grizzle.
03-Jul-2017   
I have just used 4 of the 6 Lamb Fore Shanks with a Patak's Rogan Josh Indian curry sauce, onions and fresh tomatoes cooked in my slow cooker for hours. YUM !!!
26-Jun-2017   
A must try. The meat is lovely & tender & just melts in the mouth.
25-Jun-2017   
Excellent product as usual, as with all DR meats
16-Jun-2017   
Absolutely wonderful. We had 2 each for a sumtuous Sunday Lunch.
I cooked them for 6 hours in my slow cooker on high, on a bed of carrots and onions. The meat fell of the bone, plenty of it and in fact I took some of it off for 2 soups, so very good value.
12-Jun-2017   
had them before always excellent
04-Jun-2017  
Disappointed with the lamb fore shanks. They were mostly very small and despite cooking slowly were fatty and gristly. Not what I expected and certainly not up to Donald Russell's usual standard.
29-May-2017   
Very fond of lamb shanks and the fore shanks are just the right size for those of us with smaller appetities.
28-May-2017   
So tender - just fell off the bone.
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
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