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Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce

VIDEORECIPE Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce

180 min

A classic way to prepare shanks, these are slow cooked in a deeply flavoured red wine sauce until they are meltingly tender. You can't taste the red wine at the end, it completely transforms into a rich sauce.

180 min

Ingredients

number of servings
4

Ingredients

  • 4 lamb shanks Added to
  • 1 tsp EACH salt and pepper Added to
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced) Added to
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste Added to
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil(separated) Added to
  • 4 cups ml chicken stock low sodium or water Added to
  • 1 onion(finely diced brown Added to
  • 1 carrot Added to
  • 1 celery (finely diced) Added to
  • 750 ml red wine(full bodied good value wine) Added to
  • 5 sprigs of thyme (preferably tied together) Added to
  • 2 dried bay leaves (or fresh) Added to

TO SERVE

  • Mashed potato Added to
  • polenta or pureed cauliflower Added to
  • Fresh thyme leaves (optional garnish) Added to
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Directions

1. Step

Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.Pat the lamb shanks dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

2. Step

Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a heavy based pot over high heat. Sear the lamb shanks in 2 batches until brown all over, about 5 minutes.Remove lamb onto a plate and drain excess fat (if any) from the pot.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

3. Step

Turn the heat down to medium low. Heat remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil in the same pot, if needed. Add the onion and garlic, cook for 2 minutes.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

4. Step

Add carrot and celery. Cook for 5 minutes until onion is translucent and sweet.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

5. Step

Add the red wine, chicken stock, crushed tomato, tomato paste, thyme and bay leaves. Stir to combine.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

6. Step

Place the lamb shanks into the pot, squeezing them in to fit so they are mostly submerged. Turn stove up, bring to a simmer. Cover, then transfer to the oven for 2 hours

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

7. Step

Remove from oven, remove lid, then return to the oven for another 30 minutes (so 2 1/2 hours in total). Check to ensure lamb meat is ultra tender (use 2 forks) - if not, cover and keep cooking. Ideal is tender meat but still just holding onto bone.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

8. Step

Remove lamb onto plate and keep warm. Pick out and discard bay leaves and thyme.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

9. Step

Strain the sauce into a bowl, pressing to extract all sauce out of the veggies (for repurposing the veggies). Pour strained sauce back into pot. Bring to simmer over medium heat and reduce slightly to a syrupy consistency. Taste then add salt and pepper to taste.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

10. Step

Serve the lamb shanks on mashed potato or cauliflower puree with plenty of sauce! Garnish with thyme leaves if desired.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

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