Preparation Time: 25 mins Cooking Time: 2 hrs Serving: 4
- 4 lamb shanks
- 2 cups hickory wood chips
- 1 bottle Chinese beer
- ¼ cup (60 ml) sesame oil
- 3 tsp. salt
- 3 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. five-spice
Asian barbeque sauce
- ½ cup(125 ml) hoisin sauce
- ½ cup(125 ml) oyster sauce
- 1½ tbsp. (30 ml) rice wine vinegar
- 1½ tbsp. (30 ml) chilli flakes (or to taste)
- 1½ tbsp. (30 ml) honey
- 4 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage (about ½ large head)
- ½ cup thinly sliced green onions
- ½red capsicum (pepper), thinly sliced
- ½yellow capsicum (pepper), thinly sliced
- 1carrot, peeled, thinly sliced
- 45 ml rice wine vinegar
- 1½ tbsp. (30 ml) peanut oil
- 1 tsp.(5 ml) toasted sesame oil
- 1½ tbsp. (30 ml) honey
- 1½ tbsp. (30 ml) soy sauce
- ½ tsp. chilli flakes
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. toasted black and white sesame seeds
Wood chip soaking time: 1 hour
- Soak wood chips in water for 1 hour and strain. Place wet wood chips on a large sheet of aluminium foil. Close the foil up loosely to make a sealed pouch. Pierce the pouch in several spots, top and bottom.
- Prepare grill for indirect heat. Preheat one side of the grill to low temperature, 105° C(220 °F), leaving the other side off. Place the drip pan under the grate with no heat. Place smoke pouch on the grate above the burner that is turned on.
- Remove any silver skin and excess fat from lamb shanks and rub with sesame oil.
- In a small bowl, mix together salt, sugar, ground black pepper and Chinese five-spice. Rub mixture over lamb shanks.
- When the grill has reached low temperature and smoke has started to appear, remove the lid and place lamb shanks on the unheated side of the grill. Pour beer into the drip pan. Close the lid of the barbeque. Smoke the lamb for one hour.
- For the Asian barbeque sauce, mix together hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar, chilli flakes, and honey in a medium-sized bowl. Reserve 1 cup of sauce for serving.
- After 1 hour removes lamb and place on a baking tray. Remove the smoking pouch.
- Brush each lamb shank with Asian barbeque sauce and wrap in foil. Seal package well and return to the unheated side of the grill. Close lid and cook for 1 hour.
- Remove lamb from the grill. Let cool slightly and remove foil. The lamb should almost fall off the bone.
- Meanwhile, make Asian coleslaw: Combine cabbage, green onion, capsicum and carrot in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together rice vinegar, peanut oil, sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, and chilli flakes to combine. Toss dressing with cabbage mix and season with salt and ground black pepper. Sprinkle with seeds.
- Serve shanks with remaining coleslaw and remaining sauce.
Posted by Aussie Meat and for this fabulous recipe, we thank SBS Food for the recipe link is https://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/smoked-lamb-shanks-asian-barbeque-sauce