Thursday, June 21, 2012

♥ delicious lamb shank ♥

with winter creeping up on us a little more and more with every passing day, it's just about time that we start browsing our old recipe books for delicious, warm, filling dinner ideas.

let me help make the task a little easier by suggesting that you use this delicious recipe as your first winter treat!

what you'll need:
♥ 2 table spoons olive oil
♥ 8 lamb shanks
♥ 1 onion
♥ 2 carrots
♥ fresh rosemary
♥ 3 bay leaves
♥ 4 garlic cloves
♥ 2 table spoons plain flour

♥ 1 table spoon tomato puree
♥ 350ml white wine
♥ 500ml lamb or chicken stock
♥ peas
♥ mushrooms
♥ potatoes for mash to serve

what you'll do:
1. preheat oven to 200C
2. brown lamb, all round, in the olive oil for about 10 minutes
3. remove lamb, add onion, peas and carrots, cook for about 10 minutes
4. stir in herbs and garlic
5. stir in flour and tomato puree
6. season well
7. pour in wine and stock
8. return shanks
9. bring to simmer
10. cover and cook undisturbed for about 1.5 - 2 hrs or until lamb is tender

remove lamb from sauce and set aside. put pan back on heat and simmer down for about 15minutes until rich and glossy
pass through sieve and into a jug

nutritional values:
295 calories, 25g protein, 5g carbs and 18g fat 

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