Braised Lamb Shanks

Author: Canadian Living

A fresh parsley gremolada on top adds a herby kick to this richly flavoured lamb. Served with short pasta, such as penne, this satisfying dish is right up the alley for family or company fare.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 lamb shanks (about 4 lb/2 kg)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
Gremolada:
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Method

Sprinkle lamb with pepper. In large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; brown shanks all over, in batches if necessary, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Pour off fat in skillet.

Reduce heat to medium; add remaining oil and fennel seeds. Fry until seeds start to pop, 10 seconds; add onion, carrots, celery, garlic and salt. Fry, stirring often, until onion is softened, 5 minutes. Scrape into slow-cooker. Stir in wine, tomatoes and tomato paste; add lamb and any accumulated juices. Cover and cook on low until lamb is tender and separates easily from bone, 8 hours. Skim off fat.

In small bowl, stir flour with butter; stir into sauce. Increase heat to high; cover and cook until thickened, 15 minutes.

Gremolada: In bowl, stir parsley, garlic and lemon rind. Sprinkle over lamb.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 721 mg
  • Protein 49 g
  • Calories 505.0
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Cholesterol 166 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g

%RDI

  • Iron 44.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 24.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 78.0
  • Vitamin C 50.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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