Mama’s Mealtime Recipe: Roast Lamb

Mama's Mealtime Rezept: Lammbraten

Lamb is considered special in many parts of Africa, prepared only on certain holidays. With this recipe, we give you a culinary trip to Africa, have fun trying it out and enjoy!

Preparation time: 4-5 hours

Ingredients (6 persons)

  • 3 kg lamb shanks
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 L white wine
  • 2 kg potatoes
  • 2 large onions
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 g ripe tomatoes
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • water


  1. Wash the lamb shanks and pat dry.
  2. Finely chop 3 cloves of garlic and squeeze the lemons.
  3. Mix lemon juice with 0.5 L white wine, a little salt and the garlic.
  4. Put the lamb shanks in a bowl and pour the marinade over them.
  5. Cover and let rest for about 3 hours so that the marinade can soak in.


  1. Preheat the oven to approx. 120 – 150 degrees.
  2. Remove the meat from the marinade and brown briefly on both sides in a pot with a little olive oil.
  3. Meanwhile, chop the tomatoes, finely chop the remaining garlic and cut the onions into rings.
  4. Put the lamb shanks with the tomatoes, onions, butter and white wine in a roasting pan, or a large ovenproof dish, and braise in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, peel and quarter the potatoes.
  6. Turn the meat over and add the potatoes and fresh parsley. Add a little water, salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Braise in the oven for another 20 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are golden brown.
  8. Serve with a fresh salad.

Have fun trying it out and enjoy!



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