Dinner for two anyone? Here’s a delightful recipe, Prune Honey Lamb Shanks. Capable of satisfying a serious hankering for meat, but a small enough serving to provide dinner for you and just one other. Isn’t that great?!
So many people complain to me that they are constantly flabbergasted when searching for a recipe for a meal for themselves and their partner. They tell me that they find it very difficult to find recipes for two.
of course, It’s great to have recipes that serve enough to feed the family or a party of guests but there are times when you just want to cook for two and not have to deal with working out what to do with the leftovers. Thankfully today’s recipe fits the bill.
I have also treated this issue as a call to action and I have shared many recipes for two. See a few below you might like to try.
Prune Honey Lamb Shanks has an obvious sweetness to it, but the gamey flavor of the lamb and additional ingredients such as garlic, saffron, ginger, red wine and chipotle help balance out the sweet earthy flavors.
A kick of heat is a vital ingredient in this recipe, but you can nix it if heat isn’t your thing. If you do enjoy a spicy dish, don’t go crazy with the heat. I suggest you remove the seeds in the chipotle for this dish. Just cut off the top of the chipotle and either squeeze out the seeds by pushing a spoon down the length of the chili. Or you can cut a slit lengthways and drag out the seeds with a spoon. Whatever works best for you.
You can cook this recipe in a dutch pot, instant pot or tagine, any vessel will provide a tasty dish. However, you will have to adjust the cooking time. See the quick guide below.
- Dutch Pot: braise for 2 hours
- Instant Pot: 30-40 mins
- Tagine: 1 1/2 hours- 2 hours in the oven at 380 degrees (only one cup of broth needed)
Prune Honey Lamb Shanks is a combination of complex flavors. With that in mind, serve with plain rice, quinoa, couscous.