Honey Soy Lamb Shanks

Honey Soy Lamb Shanks

Today I want to share something which is mouth-wateringly delicious and requires absolutely no effort!

I realise we are in spring and this is a winter warming recipe but we have had a few chilli days and this dish just tastes so good. Besides that, our friends in the Northern hemisphere are just about to face the cold of winter so this one is to warm them on their way.

Close up Honey Soy Lamb

Honey Soy Lamb Shank


4 Lamb shanks

1 cup of soy sauce

1 cup water

½ cup honey

1 onion diced

4 cloves garlic chopped roughly

2 Tbs Mirim

1 1/2 Tbs sugar

1 knob of garlic grated

2 green shallots diced

½ bunch fresh coriander

Slow Cooked Honey Soy Lamb Shank

Slow Cooked Honey Soy Lamb Shank


Place the lamb shanks, soy sauce, water, honey and onion in a slow cooker. Set to automatic and leave for 4-5 hours.

Grate the ginger into the slow cooker and add the shallots and half the coriander.  Turn the lamb shanks. Replace the lid and cook for another 2 to 3 hours depending on when the dish is required and whether you want the meat on the bone or fallen away from the bone as I have.

When you are ready to serve, place the meat on a dish in the oven to keep warm whilst you thicken the remaining sauce.

To thicken the sauce place the slow cooker juices in a large heavy based saucepan.  Allow the sauce to reduce over the heat.  Once the sauce is a syrupy consistency remove it from the heat and add the mirim, sugar and coriander.  The meat can be returned to the sauce and served with noodles.

Honey Soy Lamb Shank w Udon Noodles

Honey Soy Lamb Shank w Udon Noodles

I hope you enjoy this dish.   It is one of my favourite comfort food and it is so easy to make.

Let me know what your favourite comfort food is.  Do you ever feel like an out of season dish, ie: salad in winter or a thick hearty stew in summer?

Honey Soy Lamb Shank w Udon Noodles Set

Honey Soy Lamb Shank w Udon Noodles Set

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  1. Julie, you must somehow know that we’ve had a cold snap-even the N.T. the past two days has been cold! So perfect for these! 😀

  2. It’s so cold here today. I don’t even know if the day is yet in double figures. This is the perfect dish for such foul weather and I just love lamb shanks. I really do need to buy a slow cooker! xx

  3. I agree with both Lorraine and Charlie! It’s been so cold in Melbourne as well seriously its colder than winter >_< Ooohhh these fall of the bone honey soy lamb shanks look and sound lovely! But I don't really eat lamb do you think I can substitute it with beef 🙂

  4. Any excuse to have these lamb shanks I’ll take it! For some reason, I feel like eating rice with this…could be the Asian in me LOL

  5. Honey and soy is a perfect combination, love how it looks! You’re making me very hungry here!

  6. Wow, that looks so amazing! I can just imagine how melt in the mouth the lamb would be.

  7. mmmdelicious :

    I’m cooking your recipe right now, it sounds delicious. Also, just noticed, you mentioned garlic in the ingredients but not in the method

    • Oops, just put the garlic in the slow cooker with all the other ingredients. I will correct that. I hope you enjoy the recipe. 🙂

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