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The Iraqi Family Cookbook

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Lamb Shanks with Potatoes

2 pounds lamb shanks
3 cups boiling water
1 cup tomato sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Arabian Spice(combination of cinnamon,allspice,cardamom,black pepper)
3 potatoes, peeled and sliced in ½ inch slices
Place lamb shanks in a deep pot. Sauté for 5 minutes and turn on both sides. Add onions, garlic, salt and spices and stir. Add tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Add water and stir. Cover pot and simmer on medium low heat for 90 minutes. When shanks are tender, add the potatoes and adjust the salt and spices. Simmer for 30 more minutes until potatoes are tender.
Serve with saffron rice, and salad.


  1. Great recipe! I am definitely gonna try it. I saw this competition that I think you would be just the right person for! It is about creating the national dish of your country. Would be awesome if you could be the representative for your country :) Thats the right chance to show your skills in Cooking for your Traditional Food. Here’s more info about it

  2. looks interesting would love to try, thanks for this food guide.