Recipes
Rosemary Lamb Shanks
An easy recipe for lamb lovers!

Preparation Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
23 minutes
Serving Size
4 persons

Where is my microwave’s power level?

Power level: cross

If your microwave is 1200W, use power level 3

If your microwave is 1100W, use power level 3

If your microwave is 1000W, use power level 3

If your microwave is 900W, use power level 3

If your microwave is 800W, use power level 4

If your microwave is 700W, use power level 4

Microwave Power Level:
3
Where is my microwave’s power level?

Power level:

If your microwave is 1200W, use power level 3

If your microwave is 1100W, use power level 3

If your microwave is 1000W, use power level 3

If your microwave is 900W, use power level 3

If your microwave is 800W, use power level 4

If your microwave is 700W, use power level 4

Ingredients

  • For the lamb:
  • 4
    lamb shanks (or 1lbs.)
  • ¼
    cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2
    garlic cloves (minced or crushed)
  • 2
    tbsp olive oil
  • 1
    tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • For the potatoes:
  • 1
    lbs. 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

Step 1 - Rinse potatoes

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

Step 2 - Cover potatoes

Cover the potatoes with Duo cover. Cook the potatoes on desired temperature or your preferred microwave setting or microwave power.

Step 3 - Remove potatoes

Based on the cooking time/temperature preference, remove potatoes halfway through the cooking cycle and toss them gently. Continue to cook for the remaining time.

Step 4 - Toss the potatoes

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

Step 5 - Brush 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

Place the lamb shanks in a medium deep dish. Pour over water and add garlic. Cover the bowl with Duo Cover.

Step 7 - Cook the lamb shanks

Cook the lamb according to the power levels listed below*

Step 8 - Start the microwave

Start the microwave and allow it to cook until 5 minutes remain on timer. Open the microwave, and carefully remove the Duo Cover, with your face pointing away. Steam may develop inside. Give your lamb shanks a flip, and continue cooking, with Duo Cover on.

Step 9 - Let the lamb stand

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

Step 10 - Remove the lamb

Remove the lamb from the microwave, remove the cover carefully, and check for the doneness. The perfectly cooked lamb needs to reach 150-160F (for medium and well done, 145F is rare doneness). Sprinkle the lamb with chopped rosemary. I do not recommend using fresh rosemary in the microwave because it can go bitter. You can use dried one instead.

Step 11 - Prepare 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

Cook the asparagus for desired amount of time, at desired power level. Check below for instructions*

Step 13 - Sprinkle lemon zest

Sprinkle the asparagus with lemon zest.

Step 14 - Serve

To assemble; serve lamb shanks with baby potatoes and asparagus on side.

Guidelines & Tips

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.

Ingredients

  • For the lamb:
  • 4
    lamb shanks (or 1lbs.)
  • ¼
    cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2
    garlic cloves (minced or crushed)
  • 2
    tbsp olive oil
  • 1
    tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • For the potatoes:
  • 1
    lbs. 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

Garnishes

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

Step 1 - Rinse potatoes

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

Step 2 - Cover potatoes

Cover the potatoes with Duo cover. Cook the potatoes on desired temperature or your preferred microwave setting or microwave power.

Step 3 - Remove potatoes

Based on the cooking time/temperature preference, remove potatoes halfway through the cooking cycle and toss them gently. Continue to cook for the remaining time.

Step 4 - Toss the potatoes

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

Step 5 - Brush 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

Place the lamb shanks in a medium deep dish. Pour over water and add garlic. Cover the bowl with Duo Cover.

Step 7 - Cook the lamb shanks

Cook the lamb according to the power levels listed below*

Step 8 - Start the microwave

Start the microwave and allow it to cook until 5 minutes remain on timer. Open the microwave, and carefully remove the Duo Cover, with your face pointing away. Steam may develop inside. Give your lamb shanks a flip, and continue cooking, with Duo Cover on.

Step 9 - Let the lamb stand

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

Step 10 - Remove the lamb

Remove the lamb from the microwave, remove the cover carefully, and check for the doneness. The perfectly cooked lamb needs to reach 150-160F (for medium and well done, 145F is rare doneness). Sprinkle the lamb with chopped rosemary. I do not recommend using fresh rosemary in the microwave because it can go bitter. You can use dried one instead.

Step 11 - Prepare 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

Cook the asparagus for desired amount of time, at desired power level. Check below for instructions*

Step 13 - Sprinkle lemon zest

Sprinkle the asparagus with lemon zest.

Step 14 - Serve

To assemble; serve lamb shanks with baby potatoes and asparagus on side.

Guidelines & Tips

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

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