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Tom Valenti's Lamb Shanks

Rachel

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Tom Valenti's Lamb Shanks This is from his book Welcome to My Kitchen. To-Die-For :lol: Easy, too. No, really! :)
The italics are mine.

Ingredients
6 lamb foreshanks
Coarse salt and pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup olive oil Use refined coconut oil if you want!
2 ribs of celery, roughly chopped
1 carrot, roughly chopped
1 onion, roughly chopped
1/3 cup tomato paste
5 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
8 whole black peppercorns
3 anchovy fillets
1 whole head of garlic, cut in half crosswise
2 cups red wine
1 cup white wine All of the alcohol will cook off.
1/3 cup white-wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups beef broth and 2 cups chicken broth

Preparation
1.Preheat oven to 325°F. Season the lamb with salt and pepper.

2.Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add the celery, carrot, and onion; cook until very soft, 8 to 10 minutes.

3.Add the tomato paste and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add the thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns, anchovies, and garlic; cook 3 minutes.

4.Add the wines, vinegar, and sugar; raise the heat to high and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and add the broths. Leave over medium heat while you brown the lamb shanks.

5.Pour the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil into a sauté pan. Over medium-high heat, brown the lamb shanks well on all sides, using tongs to flip them over.

6.Transfer lamb shanks to a roasting pan and pour the braising liquid on top. Cover with aluminum foil and cook in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove the foil and cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours more, turning the shanks over every half hour until the meat is very soft.

7.Remove the shanks from the braising liquid and strain the liquid. Skim any fat that rises to the surface, then use the liquid as a sauce.


He serves them in bowls atop a White Bean Puree. I say: "Go for the mashed potatoes!"
:woo
 

BingDing

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Man, sounds delicious Rachel. I gave away my Olive Oil in a fit of PUFA purity, so CO it is. I'm calling you on "Easy, too", though. :lol:
 

BingDing

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Definitely gonna try it, Rachel. Just haven't made broth in a while. I had some chicken feet in the freezer, did that on Sunday, I'd like to find some oxtail for the beef broth. I enjoy spending Sunday in the kitchen and making it a big production. I cook to set up the week, can keep an eye on the football game, get a gooder than usual dinner, then wash every pot and pan I own at 9 PM, LOL.
 

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