Rosemary Lamb Shanks
An easy recipe for lamb lovers!

Preparation Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Serving Size
4 servings

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  • For the lamb:
  • 4
    lamb shanks (or 1 lb.)
  • ¼
    cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2
    garlic cloves (minced or crushed)
  • 2
    tbsp olive oil
  • 1
    tbsp dried rosemary
  • For the potatoes:
  • 1
    lb. baby potatoes
  • 1
    tbsp olive oil
  • For the asparagus:
  • 0.5
    lb. asparagus
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2
    tsp lemon zest


  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary (for the lamb)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest (for the asparagus)

Step 1

Cook the potatoes: Rinse potatoes well and prick them with a fork. Place them in a microwave safe bowl.

Step 2

Cover the potatoes with Duo cover. Cook the potatoes for 7 minutes at Power Level 10.

Step 3

Remove the potatoes halfway through the cooking cycle and toss them gently. Continue to cook for the remaining time.

Step 4

Toss the warm potatoes with olive oil. Set aside and keep warm.

Step 5

Cook the lamb: Brush the lamb with 2 tbsp of olive oil and season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Step 6

Place the lamb shanks in a medium deep dish (6-cup capacity). Pour water over and add garlic. Cover the bowl with Duo Cover.

Step 7

Cook the lamb for 9 minutes at Power Level 10. Halfway through the cooking cycle, stop the microwave and give your lamb shanks a flip (carefully remove Duo Cover away from your face because steam may develop inside). Continue to cook for the remaining time with Duo Cover on.

Step 8

Once the cooking cycle is done, let the lamb stand for 10 minutes so heat can distribute evenly.

Step 9

Check the lamb with a meat thermometer — lamb needs to be between 150ºF - 160ºF (for medium to well-done).

Step 10

Sprinkle the lamb with dried rosemary.

Step 11

Make the asparagus: Cut wooden ends from your asparagus. Wash spears with cold water and do not pat dry. Toss the asparagus with remaining olive oil and season with salt in a large shallow dish. Cover the asparagus with Duo Cover.

Step 12

Cook the asparagus for 4 minutes at Power Level 10.

Step 13

Sprinkle the asparagus with lemon zest.

Step 14

Serve lamb shanks with baby potatoes and asparagus on side.

Guidelines & Tips

A meat thermometer is needed for this recipe — lamb needs to be between 150ºF - 160ºF (for medium to well-done).

Remove your lamb shanks 15 minutes from the fridge before use. Pat dry the shanks.

Wash the potatoes and do not pat dry them. They need that extra moisture. If you do not have baby potatoes, plain will work, just cut them into halves or quarters, if they are larger.

Wash the asparagus with cold water and do not pat dry them. Instead using whole spears, you can chop these and speed up the cooking time.

What you’ll need

Duo Cover® | $29.99

Duo Cover is a next generation microwave gadget that increases moisture in your food through its MoistureLock™ technology. It delivers leftovers that taste better than the first time and a sparkling clean microwave.
Easy stowaway with microwave-safe magnets.
Plus, it saves your fingers from those 'ouchie' moments when plates get hot!

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