Thursday, April 10, 2008

Yummy!!!...Lamb Shank

Although lamb is not my favourite food but love it after tried the "Lamb Shank" at Sam Pok Restaurant, Grand Millenium.

Hmmm... the recipe look simple though... *wink*

1 tablespoon olive oil
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1 large onion, chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
1 (440 g) can peeled tomato, chopped,juice reserved
4 lamb shank
250 ml red wine, good drinking quality
4 bay leaf
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 liter beef stock or water (approximately)

-Pre-heat oven to 160c.
-Heat the oil in a big, heavy based, oven-proof pan.
-Brown the shanks well on all sides, remove, fry the garlic, onions and carrot until they are softened.
-Add the tinned tomatoes and their juice to the pan, sit the shanks on top, then add the remaining ingredients.
-Use enough stock to just barely cover the shanks.
-Put the un-covered pan in the oven.
-Braise for about 2 hours, checking it every 30 minutes or so.
-Turn the shanks each time you check, and replace the liquid (some will evaporate during cooking) to bring it to half-way up the shanks.
-The shanks are done when the meat is beginning to fall of the bone.
-Remove them and place on a warmed serving dish Strain the liquid, pressing with a spoon to get all the juices out.
-Skim and discard as much fat as you can, then reduce the remaining liquid to a nice gravy consistency.
-Pour over the shanks and serve.

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