What cut of lamb is your favourite? I love a good roast leg, this Roast Lamb recipe is my favourite however I do love a slow-cooked lamb shank, this recipe by Shayne Mexon is perfect for cooking in a potjie.
However, if you don’t have a South African Potjie, a 9 Quart camp oven will definitely do the job just as good.
Potjie pots are cauldron shaped pot traditionally used to cook wet dishes like stews and have been used for decades in South Africa. The Cast Iron feet allow airflow around the pot and require little heat to cook with.
For this recipe, you will need a few ingredients like eight lamb shanks, some oil, some beef stock cubes, garlic, tomato paste, red wine, and some vegetables.
Get your heat source cranking and preheat your 9 Quart camp oven or south African Potjie.
Then In a bowl mix enough flour to coat the lamb shanks, and add some salt and pepper together. once you have done that coat the shanks in the flour.
Heat some oil in your Potjie pot and brown the shanks, you might need to do this in batches. Once you have done that put all the shanks into the pot add the remaining ingredients and bring to a fast simmer.
Make sure you stir well regularly and simmer for a minimum of 2 and a half hours.Jump to Recipe
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Let’s cook some Camp Oven Lamb Shanks!
Braised Lamb Shanks with Garlic and Port WineCourse: Camp Oven Stew Recipes, Lamb RecipesDifficulty: Medium
5 cups plain flour (or enough to coat the shanks)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 lamb shanks
3 tablespoons oil
2 cups beef or lamb stock
4 whole heads garlic, smashed
2 Tablespoons of tomato paste
1 & 1/2 cups red wine
1 cup port
2 sprigs rosemary, stalks removed and leaves chopped
- Preheat your 9 Quart camp oven or south African Potjiepot over some coals away from the primary fire.
- In a bowl mix the flour, salt and pepper together. Now Coat the lamb shanks in the flour.
- Heat the oil in your Potjie and brown the shanks in batches.
- Once you have browned the lamb shanks, Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a fast simmer.
- Stir well regularly, and simmer for a minimum of 2 and a half hours.