Lamb shanks are braised in a zesty white
wine sauce until fork-tender, along with onions, potatoes, turnips
Braised Lamb Shanks
- 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
- 2 pounds meaty lamb shanks, cut into 1
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 7 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
- 1 pound all-purpose potatoes, pared and
cut in 3/4-inch chunks
- 12 ounces white turnips, pared and cut
in 1/2-inch chunks
- 2 to 3 large carrots, pared and cut diagonally
into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 3/4 teaspoon leaf rosemary, crumbled
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- Dash freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Heat oil in ovenproof Dutch oven or pan
over medium-high heat. Dredge lamb in flour. Working in batches,
add lamb to oil; saute until browned well browned, about 5 minutes.
Remove lamb to a bowl as it browns.
- Lower heat, add onion, garlic and ginger
to pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion has softened.
- Add potatoes, turnips, carrots, broth,
white wine, rosemary, lemon peel, pepper and the browned lamb.
Bring to boiling; cover and remove from heat.
- Bake for 1 hour or until meat in fork-tender.
Makes 4 servings.