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Recipe: Slow-Cooked Mediterranean Pasture-Fed Lamb Shank
- 2 pasture-fed lamb shanks
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 2 cups beef or lamb broth
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 lemon, zest and juice
- Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
- In a large ovenproof Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Season the pasture-fed lamb shanks with salt and black pepper. Brown them in the hot oil for about 3-4 minutes on each side until they are well-seared. Remove the shanks and set them aside.
- In the same pot, add the chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped carrot, and chopped celery. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
- Pour in the dry red wine, scraping the bottom of the pot to release any flavorful bits. Allow the wine to simmer for a few minutes to reduce slightly.
- Return the seared pasture-fed lamb shanks to the pot.
- Add the diced tomatoes, beef or lamb broth, fresh rosemary, and fresh thyme. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Cover the pot and transfer it to the preheated oven. Slow-cook for 2.5 to 3 hours, or until the lamb shanks are tender and easily pull away from the bone.
- Remove the pot from the oven and stir in the lemon zest and juice. Adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper, if needed.
- Serve the slow-cooked Mediterranean pasture-fed lamb shank with the flavorful sauce, garnished with fresh parsley if desired. Accompany it with your choice of side dishes, such as mashed potatoes or couscous.