Thursday, December 1, 2011

Italian Style Lamb Shank Cabernet Stew

Lamb is a favorite of mine, I just love the flavor, tenderness of slow
cooking and what a fine wine can do to enhance the flavor of a dish.
This one with Cabernet is just a perfect blend of flavors...
Hope you try this just once to see how delicious this lamb is.

A wonderful stew with bold flavors

I really look forward to this meal everytime I make it!

4 small to medium sized lamb shanks
8 to 9 cloves of garlic, peeled and left whole
12 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 potatoes cubed
1 cup of fresh or canned finger carrots ( canned pea's and green cut beans go well also)
1 can of peas added at the end of cooking
1/2 teaspoon of coarse ground pepper
1 teaspoon of salt
6 tablespoons of olive oil
1 small  4 oz can of tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon oregano, basil, and rosemary
1- 1/2 cup of Cabernet wine
2  cup of canned beef stock or chicken I have used both
fresh parsley
 In a large electric fryer or large dutch oven pan for the stove top, pour oil to heat in pan.  Place lamb shanks in the hot oil  salt and pepper. Saute so that all sides are browned evenly then add the fresh cleaned garlic cloves cook till golden.

Add the Cabernet wine and the spices. Reduce wine to cook for 2 minutes and then add beef or chicken stock. Cook for about ten more minutes. Now either simmer in your large electric fry pan on lowest setting for an hour and half or put  into a large roaster pan and bake at low temperature of  300. Add potatoes and other vegetables. Slow cook in the oven for same amount of time or until vegetables are soft.. I have also done this in the crockpot all day....very tender as well. Right about 1/2 hour before this is done, add one can of pea's.
Slice the lamb shanks off the bone and either place meat and vegetables with mashed potatoes, rice or boiled pasta and lots of Italian crusty bread...this is tender, full of flavor and a great dish for the fall and winter months.

15 comments:

Kimberly (Unrivaledkitch) said...

Beautiful Lamb shanks Claudia! I hope your holiday season is going smoothly i know there's a lot of pressure in your retail environment. Look like you still have enough time to make this delicious treat, slow cookers are a godsend. :)cheers -Kimberly

Federica said...

This dish would be perfect for my father. I make him happy if I cook it for him. Bye, have a good day

cooksappe said...

wow *_*

Tina said...

Even though I love lamb, I have never tried the shanks. Most likely because I never came across a recipe. Your recipe here does look well worth trying, especially because you can use a slow cooker. I wish you a wonderful day in the retail world!

Greg said...

I ate my first lamb shank in Ireland a couple of weeks ago. Now I have a recipe so I can make lamb shanks on my own. Now to find a lamb.

Belinda @zomppa said...

That's a beautiful and hearty looking pot!

Kati @ Around the Plate said...

This does look like a very hearty dish. I love stew - especially as the weather starts to get colder and colder.

Curt said...

So delicious. I've never cooked lamb, and I really need to try that out. I can see some smoked lamb coming next summer when it warms up here.

Claudia said...

Picture perfect lamb. This will be on my stove sometime this winter - love this dish! Making your broccoli soup tonight!

Lizzy said...

Oh, my husband would be in heaven if he came home to a pot of your delicious lamb!!! YUM. I meant to let you know that I posted my version of your yummy French silk pie today....SO good! Thanks for the inspiration...and all the help you've given me lately! xo

firefoodie said...

Melt in your mouth stuff this is. Bet it smells amazing. Love it.

Kiri W. said...

That looks amazing! I bet it just falls apart on your tongue with tenderness. The cabernet must add such a rich note to the stew, too :)

Cucina49 said...

I'm with you--I love lamb! This looks like such a classic version of Italian lamb shanks. Buzzed.

momdecuisine.net said...

This is such a wonderful way to prepare lamb shank! Perfect fora cold day!

Lacy said...

Mmmm I bet this dish is amazing in this cold weather! Nice and hearty! Great recipe. :)