Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is one of my favorite lamb recipes, from Craig Claiborne's New York Times International Cookbook. I have adapted it slightly to my taste. It is easily prepared and always well received.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Rub the shanks with flour, seasoned with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the butter and oil in a heavy skillet.
  4. Brown the shanks on all sides and transfer to a casserole.
  5. To the same skillet, add the onion and cook, stirring, until wilted.
  6. Add the carrot, celery and garlic and cook briefly.
  7. Stir in the wine and pour the mixture over the shanks.
  8. Add the remaining ingredients and season to taste.
  9. Cover tightly and bake one and one-half to two hours, or until fork tender.
Most Helpful

Comfot food for winter! The family loved it - didn't change a thing. Will be repeating this one !

NovaM November 28, 2008