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    Lamb Shanks Braised in Merlot With Figs

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    3 hrs

    30 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins

    JustJanS's Note:

    I found this on a New Zealand site whilst looking for ways to use up a heap of dried figs Russell brought home. Prep time doesn't include marinating.

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    1. 1
      Place the lamb shanks in a deep dish with the onions celery, olives, capers, dried figs, black pepper, rosemary and garlic.
    2. 2
      Pour over the merlot and marinate, covered, in the fridge for at least 4 hours-24 hours for preference.
    3. 3
      Remove the shanks from the marinade.
    4. 4
      Reserve the marinade.
    5. 5
      Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan and brown the shanks on all sides.
    6. 6
      Transfer them to a casserole dish.
    7. 7
      Add the tomato paste to the pan and stir over a moderately high heat until it becomes a deep reddish brown colour.
    8. 8
      add the stock and bring to the boil.
    9. 9
      Pour over the meat and add the reserved marinade ingredients.
    10. 10
      Cover and cook at 160c for 2-2 1/2 hours or until the meat is nearly falling foo the bone.
    11. 11
      Season to taste, serve over mash with greens on the side.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 08, 2007


      Outrageosly good recipe which will take a lot of personal touches. Deep rich winter flavours, real comfort recipe - easy to make and hard to stuff up. * Changing celery to leek will add more depth. * Using fresh thyme instead of rosemary makes it perfect with osso buco instead of lamb, rosemary still favourite with lamb - yum. * serves wonderfully with cus cus or rice as well. Great find JanRoundOz

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    Nutritional Facts for Lamb Shanks Braised in Merlot With Figs

    Serving Size: 1 (542 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1851.5
    Calories from Fat 724
    Total Fat 80.5 g
    Saturated Fat 29.2 g
    Cholesterol 484.2 mg
    Sodium 1039.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 88.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 14.4 g
    Sugars 56.6 g
    Protein 148.7 g

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