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My family loves slow-roasted meats all year long. It’s easy to tire of the same old dinner proteins. I like to spice things up quite often in my kitchen. For me, it’s about creating exciting meals, ut that can also be transformed into something even more delicious later on. My oven-roasted curry lamb shanks can do just that! This dish can be dinner right out of the oven served with broccolini over polenta, OR these lamb shanks can transform into a delicious treat like wontons. No matter what preparation you decide, you cannot go wrong.
There are two crucial things in this equation building a proper flavor profile and how you roast your shanks. For optimal tenderness and flavor, I use roasting bags. HOWEVER, the idea of using plastic never sat well with me. I want the benefit of a roasting bag without the toxic additives of plastic. I used If You Care Non-Stick Parchment Roasting Bags to prepare this recipe, and it was the best decision. There are many benefits to cooking on parchment. For one, it’s a great way to cook healthy, delicious meals without using a lot of fats or oils. Parchment cooking is also a very efficient way to cook, as it requires minimal cleanup. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly, as there is no waste from the cooking process.
For this recipe, these Non-Stick Parchment Roasting Bags lock in the moisture allowing all of my wonderful curry flavors to develop. The best part is the reveal. Instead of fussing with tight knots and lava-like plastic, I just ripped open the parchment on the pan – an exciting moment for me. It was kind of like Christmas morning, lamb shank edition. The parchment oven roasting bag contained all the juices, and once we were done serving, cleanup was a breeze. Non-Stick Parchment Roasting Bags for the win!
Lamb shanks are a cut of meat from the leg of a lamb. Lamb shanks are tough and flavorful and are best simmered in moist environments.
– Lamb shoulder: This cut is from the upper part of the lamb leg and is generally less tender than the shank. It is best roasted slowly or braised.
– Lamb neck: This cut is from the lower part of the lamb leg and is tougher than other cuts. It is best braised or stewed.
– Lamb leg: This is the whole leg of a lamb and is the most popular cut for lamb roasts. It can be roasted, braised, or stewed.
If you’re not a fan of lamb, or you’re looking for a different cut of meat to try, here are a few other suggestions:
– Beef brisket: This cut is from the cow’s lower chest and is usually tough and fatty. It is best simmered in moist environments, like inside these Non-Stick Parchment Roasting Bags.
– Pork shoulder: This blade, originating from the pig’s upper arm and shoulder, is a hard, fatty slice. It should be cooked in a moist environment if possible.
– Stew meat: This is a cut of meat that has been chopped into small pieces and is best cooked in moist heat.
If you are roasting the lamb shanks in an oven, they will take between 2 and 3 hours to cook. The best temperature is between 300-325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Curry lamb will last in the fridge for up to four days or in the freezer for up to two months. Make sure to reheat it before eating.
Wonton wrappers are dough made from flour, water, and eggs. They are generally square in shape and used to make wontons, a Chinese dumpling. Wonton wrappers can also be used to make other types of dumplings and egg rolls, and spring rolls. They are sturdy, easy to use, and easy to store
Wonton wrappers, aka Egg Roll wrappers, can be found in the frozen food section of most grocery stores. They are usually sold in packages of 50-100 wrappers.
Wontons can be stored in the fridge for a few days or in the freezer for a few months. To store your curry lamb wontons in the refrigerator, place them in an airtight container or storage bag. To store them in the freezer, place them in a storage bag and freeze them for a few hours. Once they are frozen, you can transfer them to a storage container or ziplock bag. When ready to eat them, simply remove them from the freezer and let them thaw in the fridge overnight.
Look no further than these oven-roasted curry lamb shanks if you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make lamb dish! These shanks are cooked in a parchment oven roasting bag sealed in the flavor and keep the meat moist and tender. This dish is incredibly simple to make – all you need are lamb shanks, a few seasonings that will level up your spice cabinet, herbs, and a love of a great sauce. So easy, so delicious, and so versatile!
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