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On busy nights, it’s great to have home-cooked meals on hand. This recipe can be frozen… just make double the quantity, serve one and freeze the other.
Lightly coat the shanks in flour and season with salt and pepper. In a hot heavy duty pan with little oil, seal the shanks till brown.
Once brown remove from the pan. Drain excess oil from the pan and deglaze the pan with the red wine for 1 minute.
Heat oil in a 30 cm stock pot. Sauté the onions, garlic, carrots, celery and fresh rosemary. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Once sauted add the lamb shanks.
Add red wine from the pan to the shanks. Pour enough veal stock to cover by 2 inches.
Once the shanks have come to the boil turn the heat down and let it simmer slowly.
Remember the more time it takes to cook the better the dish will be.
The shanks are ready when they start to fall off bone. Serve in a flat bowl with steamed chat potatoes and a slow roasted tomato.
When sealing the shanks be sure the pan is hot in order to get the meat brown(much more flavour)
Don’t be afraid to add more liquid if it looks a little dry
Try the meat before you pull it off the heat if it falls off the bone or just hanging on it is ready.
I find these sort of dishes to taste twice as good the next day so if there are any left overs - save them!
The recipe was brought to you by Ronny Ghantous, Executive Chef of the Gallagher Hotels. For more information, head too www.gallagherhotels.com.au
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