Lamb Meat in Focus

This month, The French Grocer is all about the beautiful and succulent lamb meat. That’s why we have prepared for you a wonderful selection of lamb meats on our online shop including rack of lamb, lamb tenderloin, lamb leg bone and of course, lamb shank. In this article, we are going to share a simple but absolutely delicious lamb shank recipe that you can prepare and dazzle guests at the dining table!

There are so many parts of a lamb that we could enjoy but lamb shank stands out as the part that melts and falls off into tender portions after slow cooking. This makes it a hot favourite among many aspiring chefs! You could serve it over a side of mashed potatoes or even spinach and garnish with herbs.

Slow-Cooked Red Wine Lamb Shank Recipe

For slow-cooked red wine braised lamb shank, you would need to first season the lamb shank in salt and pepper and brown it by cooking on one side for about 7 minutes and the other side for another 7 minutes. Then remove the shank and put it aside. Now add carrots, onions and celery to the pot and sautée them. Lastly, add some garlic and continue cooking for a minute or two.

And now for the star of the dish: red wine. Add it together with some beef broth into the pot as well as herbs (rosemary, thyme, etc). Then add some tomato paste and stir them all together. Finally, put in the lamb shank and make sure the gravy covers the meat. Bring the content to a boil and reduce the heat to a slow simmer and cook for another 2 hours. And the final step, which is also the most rewarding, is to open the lid and check if your lamb shank has become tender and soft!

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