Recipe: Lamb Shank Soup

Recipe: Lamb Shank Soup

The Lamb Shank Soup is the kind of stew you’d make when planning to snuggle in bed during a cold winter night. And while Malaysia doesn’t have a cold winter for you to snuggle up during, this dish is also perfect for a cold rainy day, when all you want to do is stay at home. The recipe for lamb shank soup may need a relatively long time to prep and cook, but the finished product is more than worthwhile. You will thank yourself for putting in the time and effort to make this stew. It’s a hearty and flavourful broth with tender, fall-off-the-bone meat to boot! So, the next time you’re looking for something to warm you up from the inside, why not try this easy-to-follow lamb shank soup recipe at home yourself! It’s a great stew to serve with crunchy buttered bread or a steaming bowl of rice.


  • Stock

    • 3 lamb shanks
    • 1 onion, roughly chopped
    • 2 stalks celery
    • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
    • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, lightly crushed
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 3 -5 stalks parsley
    • 3 -5 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)
  • Soup

    • 3 stalks celery, diced finely
    • 2 large carrots, cut into tiny dice
    • 2 medium onions, diced
    • 1 small swede turnip, grated
    • 1 (40 g) packet dry onion soup mix
    • 1 (500 g) packet dried soup mix (a mix of dried pearl barley, lentils and dried vegetables)
    • 9 cups of water
    • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  • Stock

    1. Place all stock ingredients into a pan and pour in some water.
    2. Heat it until it boils, then allow it to simmer over very low heat until the meat is tender enough to fall off the bones (approximately 2 hours).
    3. Strain the contents of the pan, reserving the soup and meat but discarding all the vegetables.
    4. Shred the meat and refrigerate overnight.
    5. The following day, remove the layer of fat on top of the stock and discard.
  • Soup

    1. Place all soup ingredients into a large stockpot and bring to a boil.
    2. Once the soup is boiled, while stirring occasionally, allow it to simmer until the soup mix is tender (approximately 1 hour).
    3. Season well to taste, and add the lamb shanks into the soup mix. Make sure the meat is heated thoroughly.
    4. Serve with crusty buttered bread or a steaming bowl of rice. Enjoy!

Are you an avid soup lover? You might enjoy reading up on the Sancocho stew, too!

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Article Written By Mico Hu

Mico is a professional creative writer in Foodpanda. She writes about travel, fashion, and food. Also, she enjoy travelling to new places and also eating delicious food.

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