Sous Vide Lamb Shanks
If ever there was a meat cut that cries out for the sous vide cooking method, it must be the lamb shank. Jealous of its flavour, the lamb shank will only give it up if it’s cooked very slowly indeed. But slow-cooking is an awkward call on the resources of a busy kitchen.
That’s where Ilonka Foods comes in. Our sous vide (“under a vacuum”, in French) method places the seasoned lamb shanks in a sealed bag, before immersing them in a bath of water kept carefully at a temperature of approximately 600C. And that’s where they stay – for a very long time. The low temperature means that the cellular structure of the meat is preserved, while the connective tissue is gently but thoroughly tenderised. When cooking is complete we keep the cooking bag sealed, and deliver the pre-cooked lamb shanks to you. The seal excludes oxygen and other contaminants, so they will keep until you’re ready to use them. When you are, break the seal, finish the shanks off in your oven, and use the jus to make a red wine and rosemary sauce, and you’re ready to serve succulent, falling off the bone lamb shanks to your delighted diners.
To arrange a delivery of slow-cooked lamb shanks, or any of Ilonka Foods’ range of delicious pre-cooked meats, order online, or call us on 9351 9696 – we deliver daily.
Product Code: 204
Avg weight: 250gm
Serves: 1 person
Oven: Remove product from the bag, place in an oven proof dish and baste with sauce from the pouch. Cover with foil and finish off at 180° for 15 minutes, then remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes.
Microwave: 5-7 minutes on high, when ready leave to stand for 1-2 minutes before serving.