Lamb shanks paired with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon

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Lamb shanks paired with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon
Lamb shanks paired with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon
Prep Time: 10 mins
Servings:
Cooking Time: 2HR 50 mins
Ingredients
  • - salt and black pepper
  • 5sprig - thyme
  • 3 - carrots, finely diced
  • 4 - lamb shanks
  • 400g - 2 x cans chopped tomatoes
  • 30ml - tomato paste
  • 45ml - oil
  • 1 - onion, finely diced
  • 500ml - chicken stock
  • 3cloves - garlic, minced
  • 500ml - Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 - dried bay leaves
Method

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

1 Pat the lamb shanks dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

2 Heat 30 ml (2 tbsp) oil in a heavy-based pot over high heat. Sear the lamb shanks in two batches until brown all over.

3 Remove the lamb and put on a plate. Turn the heat down to medium low. Heat the remaining oil in the same pot. Add the onion, carrots and garlic. Sauté for 10 minutes until the onion is translucent.

Lamb shanks paired with a glass of Cabernet Sauvig
Lamb shanks paired with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon

4 Add the wine and turn up the heat to medium high. Bring the mixture to a simmer, scraping the bottom of the pan to mix the brown bits with the wine. Simmer for three minutes to evaporate a bit of the alcohol.

5 Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Put the shanks in the pot, squeeze them in to fit so that they’re submerged. Bring to a simmer, cover and then transfer to the oven for two hours.

6 Turn the lamb shanks, cover and then return to the oven for another 30 minutes.

Serve on mash.    

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