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Lamb Broth Recipe

Healthy and Nourishing Lamb Broth Recipe by Lee Holmes

Credit: Lee Holmes

Think before you throw out the trimmings and bones from your next lamb roast. Lamb broth will provide similar nutritional benefits to your gelatin-rich beef broth, but with the comforting flavour of lamb to add variety to your soups. You can also have it on its own for a nutritious and gut-friendly soup.

Makes: 1L



  • 60mL extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1kg lamb marrow bones
  • 2L filtered water
  • 2 carrots, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion, peeled & quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp apple-cider vinegar
  • Celtic sea salt & freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Place flameproof casserole dish on stovetop over medium heat and melt coconut oil. Add bones and stir to coat. Add lid and transfer casserole dish to oven. Bake for 30 mins or until bones are browned.
  3. Transfer to stovetop, cover with filtered water and add remaining ingredients, including seasoning. Bring to boil, then reduce heat as low as possible and simmer for 4–6 hours. Add a little more filtered water from time to time if necessary.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then strain and refrigerate until fat congeals on top. Skim off fat and store stock in airtight container in fridge or freezer or freeze in ice-cube trays.
  5. Tip: You can make bone broths in a slow-cooker. Cook on low for up to 24 hours, topping up with filtered water if it reduces too much.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.