I am not a huge fan of lamb, but I've been reading more about how it is traditionally a nutrient-dense food, and so I've been experimenting with recipes that can help me work a bit more of it into my diet, and maybe help me to acquire more of a taste for it.
One recipe I do enjoy is this traditional Muslim Chinese “Zhua Fan” (literally: “Grab that Rice!”) which is a one-pot dish with lots of rice, veggies and lamb shanks. For some reason I really love this dish, even though it incorporates ingredients like lamb and cumin that I'm not usually very into.
Another recent lamb discovery was this Moroccan-inspired Cinnamon Apricot Lamb, which just incorporates some surprising flavors that do a great job of mitigating the gamey taste of the lamb. When I saw this particular recipe for lamb shanks in the slow cooker I thought it was definitely worth a shot.
After all my favorite dish, Zhua Fan is made with lamb shanks. I tried doing it with other cuts but it wasn't nearly as good. So maybe it's the shanks I like. And any excuse to try a new recipe in VitaClay is a good one! I'm always amazed at how easy it is to cook using VitaClay, and how perfect the recipes come out each time.
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