Saturday, 29 March 2008

Lamb Shank & Pasta Soup

I love cooking in the cooler weather, and I especially love making soups. I recently made this new soup recipe I found using left over lamb from my Easter roast. it was delicious & will be made again.

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • olive oil cooking spray

  • 2 lean lamb shanks, trimmed

  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped

  • 2 carrots, peeled, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 400g can diced tomatoes

  • 4 cups salt-reduced beef stock

  • 3/4 cup small macaroni pasta

  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, finely shredded

  • 4 crusty wholegrain bread rolls, to serve


  1. Lightly spray a large saucepan with oil. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add lamb shanks and cook, turning, for 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, carrot and celery. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.

  2. Increase heat to medium-high. Return lamb to pan. Add tomatoes, stock and 2 cups cold water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Cook for 1 hour 30 minutes or until lamb is tender. Remove lamb shanks to a board. Shred meat.

  3. Return soup to the boil over high heat. Stir in pasta. Cover and cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until pasta is tender. Add shredded lamb and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into shallow bowls. Serve with crusty bread rolls.


ruthEbabes said...

Wow! This looks and sounds fantastic! I'm really bad at making soups, I really have to try sometime!

Priscilla said...

Soups are great, this one looks good! Lamb is good in anything.

Cooking and the City said...

Thanks Ruth, it really was good. hope you give soups another go soon :-)

Priscilla, thank you. I agree re lamb being good in anything :-)

Donna said...

I love soup!! Almost All of them! This looks wonderful...and Warm!lol....hughugs

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Soups are more enjoyable in cool weather.. Lovely soup here!!

Rosie said...

Hi Dell, just catching up on your wonderful posts here :) The soup sounds and looks great sweetie!

Rosie x

MrOrph said...

I heart lamb!

This looks great. I did something similar with beef shanks and ribs. You can check it out here

Cooking and the City said...

hugs Donna it was lovely & warming, easy too :-)

Swati thanks sweetie, your right soups are much nicer in the cooler weather :-)

Cooking and the City said...

Rosie, thanks as always :-)

Mr Orph thanks for stopping by & your lovely comment. I love the pics of your soup, looks great :-)

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