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Red Wine Lamb shanks with mashed pumpkin & potato & steamed veggies



4 portion(s)

40grams Parmesan cheese

  • 4 Carrots, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 2 onions, brown, Halved
  • 2 Garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, fresh, or 2 heaped teaspoons dry
  • 1 teaspoon Pink Himalayan rock salt
  • 40 grams Butter
  • 4 Lamb Shanks
  • 500 grams red wine
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable stock paste
  • 100 grams plain flour
  • 800 grams potato, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 200 grams pumpkin, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 50 grams Butter
  • 50 grams Milk
  • additional veggies of choice

500 grams water

  • 6
    1h 41min
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    *** I tried and tested this recipe tonight. Changed a few details as needed. Photo was of my dinner.
  1. Place cheese in and grate 10sec/ sp9 then put aside. 


    Place carrot in the bowl and grate 2sec /sp5 and place in a separate bowl to the side.


    Add onion, garlic, rosemary and salt to the bowl and chop 5sec/sp7, scrape down the sides the add the butter and sauté for 3mins/ 100deg / sp1.


    While your waiting for that to cook, place your lamb shanks into the varoma dish making sure there is enough room for steam to come up around them. Try placing the thicker part of the shank to the bottom and place a small cut in the thickest part of the shank, this will also assist in cooking quicker.


    Once the onion mixture has sautéed, scrape down the sides then add your red wine, stock and flour and place the lid on. Place the varoma on top of the lid and cook 30mins /varoma/ sp2


    While the shanks are cooking prepare your potatoes and all other vegetables. Place potatoes in your thermoserver with some water so they don't go brown.


    When  the time has finished for the shanks turn them over in the varoma, then put the carrots into your bowl with the red wine sauce. Place the varoma back on top and cook for 30 mins / varoma / / sp 1.5. When finished place the lamb shanks and sauce into your thermoserver. 


    Rinse out your bowl then add 500grams of water, put potatoes and pumpkin in your simmer basket and then place in bowl, place other veggies in varoma (harder ones on bottom, softer ones on varoma tray), making sure steam can get through, put lid and varoma tray on and cook for 20mins /varoma /


    Once finished place varoma on plate, this will keep the heat in while you mash the potatoes and pumpkin. Remove basket from the bowl using edge of spatula. Empty water from the bowl. Place milk into the bowl and heat 3mins / 90deg / sp2, once finished put in your butterfly and give a little clockwise turn to help it lock under the blades, put your potatoes, pumpkin, butter and Parmesan cheese into the bowl and mix 1min 40 secs on sp 3.5. (I added another 40 secs until the way I liked it).




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Add boiling water to thermoserver during cooking. Empty water before adding food to heated thermoserver.

For shanks too big for the thermoserver, I put mine in an oven dish, poured red wine sauce over. Covered with foil and put in oven on lowest temp possible to just keep warm without drying out.

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  • Unfortunately the lamb shanks did not cook and...

    Submitted by Tjmp76 on 10. September 2018 - 06:04.

    Unfortunately the lamb shanks did not cook and were raw and still cold at the end of the cooking time. I put in a pot with sauce on the gas stovetop and simmered for a further hour to cook. Sauce and veggies were lovely but I did not have dinner on the table in time for my little ones to enjoy as it was way past their bedtime before it was anywhere near done.

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  • This recipe was sadly no good. ...

    Submitted by AllyFord on 22. May 2018 - 19:30.

    This recipe was sadly no good.
    Lamb shanks we’re still raw after 1 hour, red wine gravy was gluggy and it just didn’t work out well at all.
    After 1.5 hour, recipe was aborted and had to resort to the oven. Such a waste of some good lamb shanks! Wish I had read the reviews before trying this recipe 😔

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  • This was ok but we did change it a bit. I didnt...

    Submitted by skza7 on 28. July 2017 - 21:49.

    This was ok but we did change it a bit. I didnt read the reviews until I had the lamb shanks well under way. So based on what has been said I added an 800g can of tomatoes to the sauce which had already burnt a bit to the bowl. I removed the sauce and added water for the rest of the cooking time however, the shanks were not even close to cooked. So I put them into a baking dish, added the sauce and finished them off in the oven. The sauce was good and went well with the shanks once cooked.

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  • Tried this shanks were not cooked still red and...

    Submitted by Judgefamily on 18. June 2017 - 21:20.

    Tried this, shanks were not cooked, still red and raw in sections.

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  • I wish i had read above

    Submitted by Kelsey_22 on 25. November 2016 - 21:43.

    I wish i had read above comment before making this! This recipe is terrible,  while the sauce is great my shanks were absolutely RAW after the whole cooking time and the sauce was burnt to the base of thermomix

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  • Skanks we still raw so have

    Submitted by Noz2415 on 18. October 2016 - 18:15.

    Skanks we still raw so have to put in the oven to recoil them and in the sauce the wine was too much 

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  • Only cooked the sauce from

    Submitted by MrsLizTaylor on 4. September 2016 - 18:21.

    Only cooked the sauce from this recipe but it was delish. Thanks!

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