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    Braised Lamb Shanks With White Beans

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    3 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    3 hrs

    lazyme's Note:

    Found on Sounds like it takes awhile to prep, but based on the reviews, sounds like it's worth it.

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    1. 1
      Make lamb shanks:.
    2. 2
      Pat lamb shanks dry and season with salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      In an 8-quart heavy flameproof casserole heat oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and brown lamb shanks well in batches, transferring to a plate as browned.
    4. 4
      To casserole add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and saute until onion is softened.
    5. 5
      Add wine and simmer mixture, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced to about 3 cups.
    6. 6
      Return lamb shanks to casserole and stir in broth, tomato paste, and thyme.
    7. 7
      Bring liquid to a boil and simmer, covered, stirring and turning lamb shanks occasionally, 1 1/2 hours.
    8. 8
      Simmer mixture, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 1 hour more, or until lamb shanks are tender.
    9. 9
      Make the gremolata while lamb is cooking:.
    10. 10
      In a small bowl stir together gremolata ingredients.
    11. 11
      Make beans while lamb is cooking:.
    12. 12
      In a saucepan heat oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and cook onions, carrots, celery, and garlic, stirring, 2 or 3 minutes, or until softened.
    13. 13
      Add beans, 2 cups broth, butter, and bay leaf and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally and adding enough remaining broth to keep beans moist and to reach a creamy consistency, about 30 minutes.
    14. 14
      Discard bay leaf and add half of gremolata and salt and pepper to taste.
    15. 15
      Transfer lamb shanks to a plate and keep warm, covered with foil.
    16. 16
      Strain braising liquid through a sieve into a saucepan, discarding solids, and stir in butter and tarragon.
    17. 17
      Boil sauce, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly.
    18. 18
      Strain sauce through sieve into a bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    19. 19
      Sprinkle lamb shanks with remaining gremolata and serve with beans and sauce.

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    Nutritional Facts for Braised Lamb Shanks With White Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (1150 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1253.8
    Calories from Fat 525
    Total Fat 58.4 g
    Saturated Fat 21.7 g
    Cholesterol 265.0 mg
    Sodium 1400.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.4 g
    Sugars 8.4 g
    Protein 90.3 g

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