Wednesday, 6 July 2011

247: Anchovy Lamb Shank

At last, success is mine! Yay, it feels like an age since I've managed any new cooking success. However, I *puffs chest out* declare this to be so. I've long been told that lamb and anchovies are a good marriage, so I wanted to put these together, alongside some ripe for picking courgettes from the garden.

  • 1 lamb shank
  • 3 cloves of garlic. Possibly excessive
  • 1 small tin of anchovies
  • Herbs: 1 sprig of rosemary, 3 (smaller) sprigs of thyme, a good shake of dried oregano
  • 1/2 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 smallish courgette, chopped in to cubes
Method - fantastically easy...
  • Place all ingredients in a bowl. Covering lamb shank with the anchovies
  • Cover
  • Oven @180 for ~2 hours, stirring occaisionally
That's it.

And here it is.

I put all the tin of anchovies on - including the oil. Which made the sauce a bit oily and doesn't look that great. But it all tasted nice. The anchovies gave the sauce richness and depth. And nice taste.

Ongoing loss of cooking mojo confession....
Regular readers of this diatribe will know Mrs VegBox is no fan of lamb. So, I'd bought her a pork chop instead of the lamb. And then completely forgot to cook it. Oops.


  1. Poor Mrs VBB! I love lamb shank but have never made it. Yours looks great and I love the idea of the anchovies. Now if you had your own sheep in the garden you'd be pretty self sufficient!

  2. I'm a right soft arse; I couldn't keep sheeps or piggies as I wouldn't be able to send them to the butchers. I'd end up with a house sheep and I'd be in the garden.

    Lamb shanks, £4 in the butchers, get one in shipped in. Lush.

  3. Poor Poor Mrs VBB! What did she get to eat? Beans on toast? Has she forgiven you yet? Lovely lamb shank BTW.

  4. I grated her some cheese for her jacket spud. Don't tell me that romance is dead!


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