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Lamb shanks in red wine recipe

Lamb shanks in red wine

These slow-cooked lamb shanks are meltingly tender for any occasion.

2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 lamb shanks
1 leek, roughly chopped
4 celery sticks, roughly chopped
2 carrots, unpeeled, roughly chopped
2 onions, unpeeled, roughly chopped
1 garlic bulb, unpeeled, roughly chopped
1 fresh bay leaf
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
250ml/9fl oz red wine
150ml/5½fl oz port
500ml/1pint 2fl oz chicken stock

Preparation method
Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas 2.

Heat the vegetable oil in a casserole and fry the lamb shanks, one at a time, for 2-3 minutes, turning regularly, until browned all over. Remove from the dish and repeat with the remaining lamb shanks.

Add the vegetables to the casserole and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add the bay leaf, thyme and rosemary. Return the lamb shanks to the casserole and pour over the wine, port and stock.

Cover the casserole with a lid and cook in the oven for 2½-3 hours, or until the lamb shanks are very tender.

To serve, remove the lamb shanks from the casserole and place onto serving plates. Strain the liquid from the casserole into a jug and serve it alongside.

Less than 30 mins preparation time
Over 2 hours cooking time
Serves 4

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