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Greek Style Lamb Shanks

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Introduction

This is one of my favourite leave-alone dishes, and by that I mean you assemble the ingredients and then pretty much forget about it. It is an adaptation of a traditional greek recipe I was given but I have adapted it to my personal tastes.

This is one of my favourite leave-alone dishes, and by that I mean you assemble the ingredients and then pretty much forget about it. It is an adaptation of a traditional greek recipe I was given but I have adapted it to my personal tastes.

Ingredients

Serves: 2-4

Metric Cups
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 2 large lemons (juiced)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • 1 splash of olive oil
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 2 large lemons (juiced)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • 1 splash of olive oil

Method

Greek Style Lamb Shanks is a community recipe submitted by TimBris83 and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • In a large heavy cast iron pot (Nigella's All-purpose pot would be ideal) brown the onions in a little oil. Turn up heat and add the shanks and give a little colour.
  • Add all other ingredients ensuring they are evenly distributed in the pan, and bring the boil to burn off alcohol.
  • Reduce heat and simmer very gently for 2 or 3 hours, lid on.
  • Remove lid for final 45 mins of cooking to reduce sauce.
  • Serve with rice and crusty bread.
  • In a large heavy cast iron pot (Nigella's All-purpose pot would be ideal) brown the onions in a little oil. Turn up heat and add the shanks and give a little colour.
  • Add all other ingredients ensuring they are evenly distributed in the pan, and bring the boil to burn off alcohol.
  • Reduce heat and simmer very gently for 2 or 3 hours, lid on.
  • Remove lid for final 45 mins of cooking to reduce sauce.
  • Serve with rice and crusty bread.
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    What 1 Other has said

    • Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! The Greek Style Lamb Shanks were absolutely delicious. I grew up in a very traditional Greek family but my mother never made this. My YiaYia did but could not speak or write English. I made this recipe for Mom and I and we both loved it! If not identically tasty as my YiaYia's ...it was darn close. I can't thank you enough. This recipe now will be passed on through generations in my family.

      Posted by tpalavis on 20th November 2013
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