When the weather is gloomy and cold, you need some heartwarming food that will make you feel comforted and happy. Stews are the best way to feel like a whole new person and these classic braised lamb shanks with a red wine sauce is the perfect option. Lamb shanks have become more popular so you’ll probably only make this stew for more special occasions, but it’s going to be very worth it. The recipe has a simple layering start and you can finish it off in various delicious ways.
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Depending on your lamb shanks, this dish will often take at least 3 total hours or more, but because of it, the layering of flavours, you’ll have the richest and most heartwarming meal. The sauce can be made in 3 main ways; You can either strain every bit of liquid into a bowl, let it cool and scoop off the fat before thickening it. Use a hand blender to blend everything together in the bot (after removing the meat, rosemary and bay leaves, or keep it rustic and thicken the sauce with all of the vegetables.
To serve and cut through some of the richness, in a bowl, combine a minced clove of garlic, fresh parsley and a few grates of lemon zest before adding a teaspoon of this mixture on top of your shank on a bed of fluffy mashed potatoes.
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Enjoy some hearty classic stew dishes this winter. Try these rich braised lamb shanks in a red wine sauce with your family this weekend.
Last updated on 17 May 2023
A classic lamb shank recipe cooked in a red wine sauce.
4 lamb shanks (+/- 400g each), either whole or cut in chops
1 tsp salt and pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
1 cup red onion, finely diced
garlic cloves, minced
1 cup carrots, finely diced
1 cup green pepper, finely diced
625 ml dry red wine (use a good quality wine)
410 g chopped tomatoes
400 ml tomato puree
500 ml chicken stock
4 sprigs thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 dried bay leaves
2 small sprigs rosemary (optional)
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