Watch our video tutorial as we prepare and cook this simple, mouth watering lamb shanks recipe in just 55 mins instead of the usual 1.5 hours on the stove or 3.5 hours in the oven. It's one of the easiest pressure cooker recipes to try - and the results are amazing!
3 tomatoes peeled, cut into quarters (or 400g can crushed tomatoes)
1 tbsp tomato paste
2/3 cup red wine
1/3 cup beef or chicken stock
6 sprigs fresh thyme
Grated rind of 1 lemon
4 bay leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat half the oil in the pressure cooker over medium heat
Wipe dry the shanks and brown, remove and set aside
In remaining oil, saute onion, carrots and garlic for 5 mins. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, herbs, lemon rind, wine and stock. Bring to the boil and stir well
Return the lamb shanks to the cooker, season to taste with salt and pepper
Close and lock the lid, bring the cooker to HIGH pressure over high heat. Once pressure is reached, reduce the heat to a minimum and cook for 35 mins - Use natural release method to depressurise your pressure cooker, then remove the lid
Serve each shank on mashed potato, spoon over plenty of gravy and serve with steamed green beans or peas. If you like the gravy a little thicker, whisk a small quantity of the sauce with flour, mix with the rest of the sauce and heat over low heat. How simple is this pressure cooker recipe?! Bon Appetit.
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