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Ale barley lamb shanks

Ale barley lamb shanks

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Ale barley lamb shanks

With slow-cooked leeks & umami broth

With slow-cooked leeks & umami broth

Serves 4

Cooks In2 hours 38 minutes (8 minutes prep, 2 hours 30 minutes cook)

DifficultyNot too tricky

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 783 39%

  • Fat 35.2g 50%

  • Saturates 12.8g 64%

  • Sugars 6.2g 7%

  • Salt 1.5g 25%

  • Protein 65.6g 131%

  • Carbs 48.8g 19%

  • Fibre 0.1g -

Of an adult's reference intake


  • 4 lamb shanks , (roughly 400g each)
  • 2 leeks
  • 200 g pearl barley
  • 1 heaped tablespoon umami paste
  • 500 ml of your favourite ale

Recipe From

5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food

By Jamie Oliver


  1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC/325ºF/gas 3.
  2. Place a large casserole pan on a high heat, and fry the lamb shanks in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, while you halve, wash and roughly chop the leeks.
  3. Add them to the pan with the pearl barley, umami paste and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then stir well.
  4. Pour in the ale and 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar, then cover with 1.2 litres of water.
  5. Cook in the oven for 2 hours 30 minutes, or until tender, then dish on up. Easy!

Watch the video: Cooking tasty Lamb Shanks With Barley Beer and leeks (November 2022).