I have really been enjoying using my slow cooker to make a bunch of amazing recipes, some of which include Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken, Slow Cooker Osso Bucco and Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast.
When I first bought my slow cooker back in 2012, it stayed unused in the cupboard for more than 12 months. These days I cook with it 1-2 times per week. I am certainly making up for lost time.
Today's recipe - Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks - is a beauty. Lamb Shanks may feature prominently on the menu of many great restaurants, but they are fairly easy to make at home, especially when using a slow cooker. You will find when using the slow cooker that the meat will be literally falling off the bone once it has finished cooking.
I have included two methods with this recipe, the first is my preferred method and involves an extra 30 minutes of prep time. The second method is perfect if you do not have time to do the prep and you basically throw everything straight into the slow cooker.
Hope you enjoy my latest slow cooker recipe.
Lamb chops are a tasty way to bring new flavors to summer time grilling. For this recipe we use a simple seasoning of lemon, garlic, shallot, and oregano to enhance the wonderful flavor of the juicy lamb chops.
It's a battle. A fight for spring's sweetest bounty and a race against the clock. Has anyone else failed to pick a single strawberry this season? I certainly have. It's not that I haven't tried. On the contrary, I've been eyeballing those berries since they were white flower buds. The problem is, I'm not the only one with a sweet tooth.
Oh no, its seems that every being wants a share of these berries: the robins living in the tree, the chipmonk--or was that a mouse?- and probably my own cat all have cheeks full of sweet stawberry pulp. Can you blame them? Strawberries on the vine are pretty much juicy summer in a bite.
For the first time this summer, I took what I could get. After savoring the second bite of this grilled lamb with stawberry sauce, I understood what the animals in the yard were so excited about. Garden-fresh strawberries are good. Really good.
This recipe showcases our garden's strawberries and mint (which I have no trouble harvesting--that stuff grows like weeds!). The truffle oil and strawberries play on the sweet earthiness of the lamb while the lemon and mint bring it to life!
Any trouble collecting your own garden's bounty? What do you make when you FINALLY get your hands on the crop you've been waiting for?
The aromas of smoked paprika, cumin, and garlic pair beautifully with the deep, warm flavor of red palm oil. The addition of fresh lime juice adds a crisp, light dimension to this recipe. This marinade is fantastic over any cut of steak, and also makes for a delicious dipping sauce!
When I was very small, I can remember making roast leg of lamb with my Grandy Kyp. She always included me in the process of cooking, and she taught me along the way. For the reinvention of her recipe, we were lucky to have her join us for the cooking, and the eating!