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Moroccan Style Lamb Shank

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4 portions

Easy

75 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Quebec lamb shanks
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro  

Marinade

  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped parsley
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) saffron
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) cumin
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) harissa
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) paprika
  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
  • The juice of one lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Blanch the lamb shanks starting with cold water, salt and pepper.
  2. Let simmer gently for 45 minutes, skimming regularly.  
  3. Drain the shanks, cover them with the marinade and store in the refrigerator for 6 hours.  
  4. Remove the shanks from the marinade and continue cooking on the BBQ for 15 minutes or less.
  5. Serve on top of couscous, sprinkled with cilantro and accompanied by one Provençale-style grilled tomato per person.  

Chef’s Tip

You can boil the marinade with a little bit of harissa (1/2 tsp – 2 ml), filter and serve in a gravy boat.