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Lamb Shanks, Creamy Mash and the Ultimate Onion Gravy

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This recipe elevates your Sunday roast to a whole new level! Melt-in-your-mouth lamb shanks are paired with a rich and flavorful Ultimate Onion Gravy and a side of Creamy, Buttery Mash. This caramelised onion and stout gravy is absolutely incredible, you won’t go back to another gravy recipe after this one. Serve it with any roast you love, or these succulent lamb shanks. OR, just with this creamy buttery potato mash. Now, this is a feast you won’t forget.

 

Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
50 minutes
Serves
6

Additional Notes

This recipe goes beyond your average gravy, creating an Ultimate Onion Gravy that’s bursting with flavour. Here’s what makes it special:

  • Slow and Steady: Sautéing the onions slowly allows them to caramelize, adding a beautiful depth of sweetness to the gravy.
  • Sweet Addition: A touch of sugar helps to further caramelise the onions and balance the savoury flavours.
  • Boozy Boost (Optional): Wine or beer adds another layer of complexity to the gravy. If you prefer an alcohol-free option, simply add a little extra stock or water.

Tips for the Ultimate Onion Gravy:

  • Don’t rush the caramelization process. Let the onions cook slowly for the best flavour.
  • Use a good quality stock for the base of your gravy.
  • Season to taste! This allows you to adjust the flavour profile to your preference.

Creamy, Buttery Mash:

This recipe ensures a perfect side of creamy, buttery mashed potatoes that complement the lamb shanks and gravy perfectly.

Tips for Creamy, Buttery Mash:

  • Boil the potatoes until completely soft for a smooth mash.
  • Use good quality butter and cream for the richest flavour.
  • Don’t overmix the potatoes to avoid a gluey texture.

Lamb Shanks:

While this recipe provides instructions for reheating pre-cooked lamb shanks, you can certainly find a separate recipe for preparing them from scratch if you prefer.

Serving Suggestion:

Plate up your creamy mash, top it with a tender lamb shank, and ladle over a generous helping of Ultimate Onion Gravy for a delicious and comforting Sunday roast experience!

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