Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Jus
Perfect Winter dish - once in the oven all the work is done so relax and enjoy the aromas coming from your cooker!
180°c fan 160°c – 350°f – Reg 4
Chop all vegetables
Wipe over shanks with paper and season well
Heat oil and brown each shank and remove from pan
Add chopped onion and garlic to pan and fry until just becoming soft add rest of vegetables and fry for a further 5 minutes
Add red wine, stock, tomatoes, paste and Bouquet Garni stir all together and let simmer
Put the shanks back in pot, add a layer of foil under lid to get a really tight closure.
Place in oven for 1hr 30 mins – 2 hrs until shanks completely cooked and just holding onto the bone.
Remove lamb and blend/whizz the sauce check for seasonings. Re-heat and serve poured over the shanks.
You can make the majority of this dish in advance have it all prepared and ready to put in the oven, so easy for entertaining.
With such a delicious sauce serve just add to some creamy mashed potato or cauliflower puree..
6 Lamb Shanks
1 Bottle Full bodied Red Wine
1 x Can tomatoes
3tabs tomato paste