BD says, "My standard chili served me well over the years until I discovered the joy of Internet shopping. This gave me access to all sorts of wonderful ingredients previously unavailable. For chili this meant access to real chiles. Ancho chiles (the dried form of the Poblano) can be rehydrated and simmered to create a wonderful puree that adds character and depth to all sorts of dishes. Not wanting to change my original chili recipe (nostalgia, you know) I created Texas Red. This chili recipe is now my very favorite."
StevenHB: Favorite chili of my older daughter and the rest of the family as well.
The inspiration for this recipe comes from Richard Olney’s Simple French Food, where the shanks and garlic are cooked with nothing more than a bit of water. This one has dry white vermouth and a few bay leaves to give the braising liquid an herbaceous flavor that permeates the meat and intensifies the dish.
Lamb has a lot of fat, so be sure to take the time to thoroughly skim the sauce before serving. Better yet, braise the shanks a day or two before you plan to serve them (see Make-Ahead Tips, below).
Adapted from Cucina Ebraica, Flavors of the Italian Jewish Kitchen, by Joice Goldstein. Although this spread resembles the traditional Jewish American chopped chicken liver found in delis, it includes the very Italian addition of wine. The recipe has been adapted from a description in Giuseppe Maffioli's La Cucina Padovana, and is probably Ashkenazic in origin. To keep this kosher, flame-singe the livers before sautéing and cook them until there is no trace of pink remaining.
Adapted from the Culinary Arts Institute (not to be confused with CIA) Cookbook. We've been making this for decades. We typically eat it with a bit of rice (brown these days) and black beans. We also typically make extra onions which we cook in the marinade and then pour over the rice and beans. Don't be afraid to increase the garlic if you like it as much as we do.