Lamb Shanks with Bacon & Red Wine


  • 4 lamb shanks
  • himalayan salt and black pepper
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 250g chopped bacon
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 cup homemade passata
  • 2 cups beef stock (homemade)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • cauli rice, to serve
  • steamed kale


1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC.
2. Season the lamb shanks, heat a large ovenproof pot, add 2 tbsp coconut oil and brown the meat well on all sides. Remove from the pot and set aside.
3. Heat the remaining coconut oil in the pot, add the bacon, celery and leek, sauté until golden, toss in the garlic and cook for another minute. Pour in the wine, bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 2–3 minutes.
4. Add the passata, stock and bay leaves, stir well and return the lamb shanks to the pot. Cover and roast in the oven for 1½ hours.
5. To serve: Garnish with bay leaves and serve with steamed kale and cauli rice.

  • Serves 4