Heavenly lamb shanks

    Heavenly lamb shanks


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    About this recipe: This is simply gorgeous because it's so comforting! Preparation is easy, too! The lamb shanks are slow-cooked in a generous amount of red wine. This is best served with the sauce juices poured over mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, risotto or even soft polenta.

    Serves: 4 

    • 120 ml olive oil
    • 1816 g lamb shanks
    • 85 g all-purpose flour
    • 1 leek, halved and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    • 2 stalks celery, chopped
    • 2 carrots, chopped
    • 2 onions, cut into chunks
    • 12 cloves garlic, unpeeled
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 2 g whole black peppercorns
    • 1 sprig thyme
    • 1 sprig rosemary
    • 355 ml red wine
    • 710 ml chicken stock
    • 1 g Sea salt to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr45min 

    1. Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees C .
    2. Heat the olive oil in a heavy, metal baking dish on a hotplate over medium-high heat. Toss shanks with flour to coat well; then shake off excess. Sear the shanks in hot oil until well browned on all sides, then remove from the dish and set aside.
    3. Add the leek, celery, carrot, onion, and garlic to the baking dish. Cook until softened and lightly browned, stirring constantly; about 5 minutes.
    4. Season with the bay leaf, peppercorns, thyme and rosemary sprigs. Pour in the red wine and chicken stock, increase heat to high, and bring to a simmer.
    5. Season to taste with sea salt, and place the lamb shanks on top of the vegetables.
    6. Cover the baking dish tightly with foil, and place into the preheated oven. Bake gently until the meat is tender and falls off of the bone, 2 ½ to 3 hours.
    7. Remove the bay leaf and herb stems before serving shanks with vegetables and sauce.

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