Lamb Shank, a great source of taste and calories

June 8, 2017 in Uncategorised by adminax

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Lamb Shank, a great source of taste and calories

Lamb is a very versatile animal protein and readily available at local markets of Britain. Lamb refers to the meat of a sheep, which is younger than one year old. Lamb meat is very good for health and people like it so much. However, lamb shank is the dish that contains such a delicious taste, which one cannot forget. However, the Brick Lane city, a city of east London, is very famous for lamb Shank. The city people, Bengali and non-Bengali, all like to eat Lamb Shank. The Preem Brick Lane, a high quality Indian restaurant, is very popular for this dish. There are many restaurants in Brick Lane but Preem Brick Lane is incomparable for their taste of Lamb Shank. Therefore, if someone wants to take a rememberable taste of Lamb Shank then he/she has no alternative other then Preem Bricklane restaurant.

However, you can make the delicious dish and enjoy it at your own home! However, you may not know the recipe of lamb shank. No problem, I am going to share the recipe with you, you can try it. It must be so tasty, but for perfect taste, Preem Brick Lane is much better.


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At first, you should know what ingredients are needed for lamb shank. Below ingredients are needed for serving 6 persons:

2.5 tbsp olive oil/ vegetable oil

6 lamb shanks

For the spice mix

1.5 tbsp fennel seeds

1.5 tbsp coriander seeds

1.5 tbsp cumin seeds

1.5 tbsp mustard seeds

2.5 star anise

For the casserole

2/3 onions, peeled and finely sliced

A 4cm (2in) piece of root ginger, peeled and finely chopped

6 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

3 red chilies, sliced

1 x 600g tin plum tomatoes

800ml (1pt) chicken stock

2 cinnamon stick

10 prunes, stoned

To serve

The lamb shank is better to serve with cooked rice or potatoes.

Procedure of cooking

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It takes patience to cook Lamb shank. You have to cut the Shanks and you may not know that the shank is one of the toughest cuts you can find on a lamb. There are various cuts of lamb, like rib chops, loin chops or shoulder chops and whole leg of lamb. You have some choices when you cuts others part of lamb. You can grill them, you can braise them, but with shanks, there is no such option.

At first, you have to preheat the oven to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas 3. Heat the oil in a lidded casserole and carefully add the lamb shanks until look brown on all sides. When the lamb shanks will be brown color on all sides then remove to a plate.

To make the spice mix, warm the spices in a dry pan until they are well toasted and fragrant. Leave to cool slightly, then bash with a pestle and mortar until you have a coarse powder. In the meantime, include the sliced onions and chopped ginger and garlic to the casserole. Now cook for highest 5 minutes until softened.

After that, put in the chilies and 1tbsp of the cooled spice mix, stir and cook for a minute, then add the plum tomatoes and break them down slightly using a spoon, made of wood. Boil the casserole, add the chicken stock and cook for 5 minutes. Now go again the lamb shanks to the casserole together with the cinnamon stick and the prunes.

Stir, then cover the casserole with the lid and place in the oven until the lamb is wonderfully tender and just falling off the bone. Now serve with cooked rice or potatoes.

Lamb shank nutrition

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Lamb shank, like many meats, is a good source of protein and it provides lots of minerals and vitamins, particularly certain B vitamins, such as vitamin B12. All values below are for 3 oz. of lamb shank, trimmed to 1/8 inch fat.


A serving of lamb shank contains 184 calories and none of these calories comes from carbohydrates.


There is 22.7 g of protein in one 3 oz. serving of lamb shank. This protein is made up of 18 different amino acids where all of the essential amino acids remain. Lamb shank is particularly high in the essential amino acid lysines, which provide 17 percent of the suggested amount per day.


One 3 oz. serving of lamb shank contains 8.7 g of fat, where the fat is made up of 3.9 g of saturated fat, 4.1 g of monounsaturated fat and .7 g of polyunsaturated fat. This dish also contains 76 mg of cholesterol and it is more than 25 percent of the maximum recommended amount per day.


Lamb shank is a rich source of many minerals. It also contains phosphorus and potassium. 3 oz. of lamb shank provides iron also.


Though lamb shank contains no vitamin C or A, but it provides a lot of vitamin B. This 3 oz. serving provides 10 percent or more pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Finally, one 3 oz serving of lamb shank provides nearly all of the vitamin B12 an adult needs in one day. Vitamin B12 is essential for metabolism and can help stop some types of anemia.

In fine, if you want a perfect and tasty dish of lamb shank, which will give you the ideal nutrition also, you must have to visit Preem Brick lane restaurant. The restaurant serves you the world’s best lamb shank. The Brick Lane city dweller as well as visitors come from others city and country never miss the chance to take the taste of lamb shank from the restaurant.