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Orrechiette with Lamb and Garlic Ragu

This recipe is from episode 39 of Good Chef Bad Chef series 3.

Ingredients

  • 4 lamb shanks

  • 1 tbsp garlic minced

  • 1 tbsp ground cumin

  • 2 tsp ground black pepper

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp chopped rosemary

  • 2 tbsp chopped thyme

  • 8 cloves garlic crushed

  • 1 onion, 1cm diced

  • 1 carrot, 1cm diced

  • 1 bulb fennel, 1cm diced

  • 1 stick celery, 1cm diced

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 cup white wine

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • 250g baby spinach

  • 2 lemons juiced

  • salt

  • pepper

  • 2 anchovies

  • 250g orecchiette blanched

  • 100g parmesan grated

Method

  • 1.

    Rub lamb shanks with garlic, cumin, anchovies, salt and pepper.

  • 2.

    Allow to stand for 1 hour. Seal the shanks in a heavy based pan and remove.

  • 3.

    Sweat garlic in oil until golden. Add onion, carrot, celery and fennel.

  • 4.

    Cook for 4 min. Add rosemary and thyme and sweat for 2 min.

  • 5.

    Add white wine to deglaze, reduce by half.

  • 6.

    Add the shanks back to the pan with chicken stock.

  • 7.

    Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 ½ hours until shanks are tender.

  • 8.

    Rove shanks from the pan and feather the meat.

  • 9.

    Place the meat back into the pan. Add orecchiette and spinach.

  • 10.

    Finish with lemon juice and season. Serve and finish with parmesan.

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