Kalua Lamb Shanks (AIP-friendly, low-FODMAP)

lamb shanksThis recipe is wholly inspired by Nom Nom Paleo’s Kalua Pig, which is one of my favorite breakfast slow cooker recipes. Kalua Pig is divinely good, and having hot breakfast waiting in the morning is double heaven.

I first had lamb for breakfast when I baked some shanks for supper using a recipe I found online. They were tough & disappointing. After gnawing at them awhile, I tossed the leathery shanks into the slow cooker with some bone broth & set them on low overnight, hoping to salvage them. Not only were they rescued, they were transformed into melting-off-the-bone yumminess. And the bone broth they’d been cooked in (what we didn’t devour for breakfast) turned almost solid in the fridge. If I’d dropped it on the floor I’m pretty sure it would have bounced. And bone broth that gelatinous is superhero food.

Lamb shanks for breakfast are strangely satisfying. They give me great energy and are weirdly comforting to eat in the morning.

I know there are fancier ways to cook a lamb shank, but I don’t know that they’d turn out any better. Lamb is higher in omega 3’s than pork, and you get lamb bones for your next batch of bone broth.

Kalua Lamb Shanks (AIP-friendly, low-FODMAP)

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From petra8paleo ~inspired by Nom Nom Paleo’s Kalua Pig~

• 4 slices bacon
• 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
• ½ cup water
• 4 lamb shanks
• 2 tablespoons coarse salt (like ‘alaea)

Lay the bacon slices in the bottom of your slow cooker. Add the balsamic vinegar & water. Rub the shanks all over with salt & arrange them in the slow cooker, bones tilting upwards.

Cook on low overnight or for 8 or so hours.

Recipe Notes

Bone broth day!

Bone broth day!

Use the bacon-laced cooking liquid/fat as the start to a fabulous fry-up or to cook a mess of greens. Or pop it in the bone broth pot with the lamb bones (& some cow or chicken bones). Definitely save the lamb bones for broth. They will wait very patiently in the freezer for bone broth day.


8 thoughts on “Kalua Lamb Shanks (AIP-friendly, low-FODMAP)

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  2. OK – inspired. I have 1.5kilos of osso buck defrosting in my fridge. While admittedly, I’m more of a le Creuset than slow-cooker kind of girl, you have totally convinced me to convert your shank recipe to an osso buco recipe. Tonight. I’ll let you know how it all turns out! Cheers Petra!

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  4. I stab my lamb shanks all over and insert garlic slivers.
    This has been my house specialty for years and always gets raves. And a coupe of sliced onions under the shanks takes only a couple of minutes and is great for the flavour. But it’s great without too.

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