Perfect Easter or Passover Recipe: Pomegranate Braised Lamb Shanks

Perfect Easter or Passover Recipe: Pomegranate Braised Lamb Shanks

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Our family, like most, has tried-and-true holiday traditions that we follow and cherish each year. But I also try to come up with something new for many holidays that I hope will turn into time-honored traditions. This year, I created a perfect dish for both Easter and Passover: braised lamb shanks. The pomegranate juice adds a bit of sweetness that brings out the delectable flavor of the lamb. And with this beautiful presentation, no one will believe that it took just five minutes to create. Your family and holiday guests will be impressed with this easy and delicious recipe!

Momma Chef’s Oh-So Easy Pomegranate Braised Lamb Shanks

(Serves 4)

3 lamb shanks (about 4 pounds)
2 cups pomegranate juice
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
1 tsp. salt
3 chopped garlic cloves

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix pomegranate juice, honey, salt, chopped rosemary and garlic in a large Ziploc bag. Add the lamb shanks to bag and, if possible, let it marinate several hours in the refrigerator. This recipe can be made in a slow cooker or Dutch oven. If making in the oven, pour all ingredients in a Dutch oven, add ½ cup water and bake for 3 hours at 300 degrees. If making in a slow cooker, pour all ingredients in the slow cooker, add ½ cup water and cook on high for 6 hours.


  • Lamb shanks are wrapped in many layers of plastic; make sure to remove all layers before cooking.
  • This dish is best served over a bed of mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach.
  • Before serving, drizzle with fresh or frozen pomegranate seeds.

About the author

Karen Nochimowski
I am a mother of three active boys (ages 12, 8 and 5). Although I often feel like I’m struggling with some aspect of parenting, my one sanctuary is the kitchen. My children like different foods and constantly request a variety of things for dinner. Over time, I figured out a way to make dishes they all love by developing easy, quick recipes. That led to the creation of my blog, Momma Chef, for parents like me. My recipes are simple and delicious, using no more than six ingredients and under six minutes of prep time. It will look like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen with help from Momma Chef. Find more fabulous Momma Chef recipes at

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